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"Boss: The Black Experience in Business" Explores the History of African American Entrepreneurship Tuesday, April 23 on PBS
Apr 23, 2019 | WNET |

Tying together the past and the present, Boss: The Black Experience in Business explores the inspiring stories of trailblazing African American entrepreneurs and the significant contributions of contemporary business leaders. Stories featured in the film include those of entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, publisher John H. Johnson, Motown CEO Berry Gordy, and business pioneer and philanthropist Reginald F. Lewis, among others. The film features new interviews with Vernon Jordan, senior managing director of Lazard, Freres & Co. LLC.; Cathy Hughes, CEO and founder of Urban One; Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox and chairman of VEON; Ken Frazier, chairman, president and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc.; Richelieu Dennis, founder, CEO and executive chairman of Sundial Brands; Robert F. Smith, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Managing Partners, LLC; Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr., CEO of Black Enterprise; and John Rogers, CEO and founder of Ariel Investments.

As a capitalist system emerged in the United States, African Americans found ways to establish profitable businesses in numerous industries, including financial services, retail, beauty, music and media.
African-Americans  Berry_Gordy  C.J.Walker  CEOs  documentaries  entrepreneur  entrepreneurship  filmmakers  founders  historians  history  inspiration  Kenneth_Frazier  Lazard  Merck  moguls  PBS  Reginald_Lewis  Robert_Smith  storytelling  trailblazers  Vernon_Jordan 
april 2019 by jerryking
The Life and Example of Gwen Ifill - The New York Times
David Brooks NOV. 15, 2016
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David_Brooks  Gwen_Ifill  tributes  obituaries  African-Americans  women  journalists  PBS 
november 2016 by jerryking
Venerable Format of ‘NewsHour’ Struggles With New Era of Media - NYTimes.com
By ELIZABETH JENSEN
Published: June 13, 2013

With a deep financing crisis forcing layoffs and other cutbacks this week, some public television employees believe that PBS NewsHour's current format — and a general unwillingness to embrace the digital realities facing journalism — may be jeopardizing the program’s future.... The pressures facing “NewsHour” are not unique. “What every traditional media organization is confronted with today is how to change profoundly to reflect the revolution in how people consume media,” said a former CNN bureau chief, Frank Sesno, now director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. But many organizations have moved more quickly to adapt, equipping producers with inexpensive video cameras to reduce news gathering costs, and investing in online and mobile platforms.

Mr. Sesno said that he “desperately” wants “NewsHour” to succeed. “They’ve got to figure out how to do the deeper dive and bring people along with them,” he said, by developing more of a conversation with the audience and becoming a “multimedia information experience. You can’t just be a TV show anymore.”
PBS  television  digital_media  layoffs  cutbacks  mass_media  billgates  philanthropy  journalism  digital_strategies  news  multimedia  interactivity 
june 2013 by jerryking
The Chosen Few: A New Explanation of Jewish Success
April 18, 2013 | PBS NewsHour |By: Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein
PBS  Jewish 
april 2013 by jerryking
The land of the free-thinker?
March 18 2011 FT.com / Arts / Film & Television By Simon
Schama."this act of small-minded cultural vindictiveness isn’t about
dollars and cents; it’s about purging the United States of “elite”
institutions that have dared to impose themselves on the commonwealth of
commerce in the name of public interest; the equation of civism with
Marxism. Other pariah institutions include the Environmental Protection
Agency...& PBS " ...Richard Hofstadter showed in his
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life...Understanding the rest of the
world, however, is not a priority for the American right. It would
rather live in the echo chamber of unexamined chauvinism.
anti-intellectualism  Simon_Schama  chauvinism  engaged_citizenry  EPA  NPR  PBS  books  public_interest  echo_chambers  right-wing 
march 2011 by jerryking
Making Economics Accessible - WSJ.com
Sept. 23, 2008 | Wall Street Journal | Joanne Kaufman.
Interviews PBS' Paul Solman. Paul is the economics correspondent for
"The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer,".
interviews  PBS  Paul_Solman  career  economics  Joanne_Kauffman 
january 2009 by jerryking

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