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An Evening With Debra Lee explores the interesting life and career of one of the nation’s top women in media and entertainment.  She began her career as a typical young corporate lawyer at Black Entertainment Television (BET) as in-house counsel.  Her career took off from there.  Ms. Lee worked alongside founder of BET, Bob Johnson, playing an instrumental role in the company’s growth.  At the end of the historic $3 billion sale of BET to Viacom, Lee became the CEO of BET.  The network began to launch original programming and expanded BET’s reach beyond the music videos as they launched a Black woman-centered network, Centric. 

Hosted by ABC News Correspondent Deborah Roberts, An Evening With Debra Lee, this story is told against the backdrop of R&B music by music director from Dancing With the Stars Ray Chew and his Ray Singers with performance from Eric Benet and the legendary Chaka Khan.

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  • • 8 Preferred tickets to An Evening With Debra Lee PBS-TV Taping;
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WishMaker Sponsor - $10,000

  • • 4 General tickets to An Evening With Debra Lee PBS-TV Taping;
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  • • 2 General tickets to An Evening With Debra Lee PBS-TV Taping;
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Sponsors

 

HistoryMaker

ATT

StarMaker

BETFord FoundationNews Corp

DreamMaker

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Ariel Investments
  • Dwight & Toni Bush
  • Enterprise Holdings Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb, LLP

WishMaker

  • Gerald & Gwen Adolph
  • Dale Cochran & Victor Syng  
  • Robert & Faye Davidson
  • Brickson Diamond  
  • Channing Dungey
  • Edward Gray, Jr.& Sherri Blount
  • GCM Grosvenor
  • Channing Johnson & Carolyn Yancey, MD
  • The Honorable William E. Kennard & Deborah D. Kennedy
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Johnathan Rodgers & Royal Kennedy-Rodgers
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

GiftMaker

  • Sela & Arthur Collins
  • ICM Partners
  • K.C. Miller
  • Jon Platt & Sony/ATV

Official Airline Sponsor

American Airlines

Honorary Chairs

  • The Honorable Barack Obama & The Honorable Michelle Obama
  • The Honorable Bill Clinton & The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Clarence & Jacqueline Avant
  • Kenya Barris
  • The Honorable Karen Bass
  • Dr. Keith L. Black & Dr. Carol Bennett
  • Suzanne de Passe
  • The Honorable Kamala D. Harris
  • Samuel L. & LaTanya R. Jackson           
  • The Honorable Valerie Jarrett
  • Earvin “Magic” & Cookie Johnson
  • Quincy Jones
  • Vernon & Ann Jordan
  • The Honorable Barbara Lee
  • The Honorable Eric Holder & Dr. Sharon Malone
  • Rodney & Holly Robinson Peete
  • LL COOL J & Simone I. Smith
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Denzel & Pauletta Washington

Co-Chairs

  • Dwight & Toni Bush
  • Debra Martin Chase
  • Channing Johnson

Benefit Committee

  • Gerald & Gwen Adolph
  • Edward Gray, Jr. & Sherri Blount  
  • Tyrone Brown
  • Dale Cochran  & Victor Syng  
  • Robert & Faye Davidson
  • Brickson Diamond  
  • Channing Dungey
  • The Honorable William E. Kennard & Deborah D. Kennedy
  • Charles D. King
  • Debra Langford  
  • Jeanine Liburd
  • K.C. Miller
  • Dr. Accie & Gloria Mitchell
  • The Honorable Minyon Moore
  • Jon Platt
  • Johnathan Rodgers & Royal Kennedy-Rodgers
  • Eula Smith

Date and Time

Friday, October 11, 2019

Location

United States