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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Television Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue, Greens
Favorite Food:
Vegetables
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere
Favorite Quote:
Everything In Its Time

Birthplace

Born:
10/4/1950
Birth Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Television Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue, Greens
Favorite Food:
Vegetables
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere
Favorite Quote:
Everything In Its Time

Birthplace

Born:
10/4/1950
Birth Location:
Philadelphia
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Biography

Television executive June M. Baldwin graduated from Stanford University with her B.A. degree in psychology. She went on to receive her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1975.

Following graduation, Baldwin served as clerk for the jurist Luther Swygert on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, Illinois. She then moved to Los Angeles and was hired as an executive for NBC, where she was responsible for, among other things, the day-to-day business transactions for The Tonight Show and Carson Productions, the television and motion picture production company founded by the late talk show host, Johnny Carson. At NBC, Baldwin became one of the first African Americans to enter the executive ranks of the entertainment industry. She then worked for Norman Lear, Quincy Jones and Aaron Spelling, where she held the position of head of business affairs at their independent production companies.

Baldwin went on to be hired as vice president of business affairs at United Paramount Network. She also worked in a similar capacity at Columbia TriStar Television from 2000 until 2001. In 2004, Baldwin was hired as director of business and legal affairs at KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station. Then, in 2010, she was promoted to vice president and general counsel of KCET. Baldwin has negotiated a variety of production deals, and has worked on such critically acclaimed productions as Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State, A Place of Our Own, Los Ninos En Su Casa, Wired Science, and SoCal Connected.  In addition, for seven years she managed business and legal affairs for the PBS late-night talk show Tavis Smiley, and the primetime series Tavis Smiley Reports.

Baldwin has served on numerous boards, including the Hollywood Women's Political Committee, the Hollywood Policy Center, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the California Women's Law Center, Planned Parenthood, the Archer School for Girls, Women in Film, Women in Film Foundation, Artists For A New South Africa, The Coalition for At-Risk Youth, NBC Credit Union, the Minority Health Institute, and the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association.

June M. Baldwin was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on November 18, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of June Baldwin's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - June Baldwin lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - June Baldwin describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - June Baldwin talks about her mother's education and profession
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - June Baldwin describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - June Baldwin talks about her father's young adult years
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - June Baldwin describes her parents' personalities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - June Baldwin talks about her parents' civic activities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - June Baldwin describes her early household
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - June Baldwin describes her earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - June Baldwin describes the sights and sounds of her childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - June Baldwin remembers the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - June Baldwin talks about her early education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - June Baldwin recalls her decision to attend the Shipley School for Girls in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - June Baldwin describes her early interest in acting
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - June Baldwin remembers race relations at the Shipley School for Girls
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - June Baldwin describes her religious experiences at the Shipley School for Girls
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - June Baldwin talks about the prominent figures who inspired her
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - June Baldwin recalls developing her racial identity during the late 1960s
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - June Baldwin remembers her teachers and guidance counselor at the Shipley School for Girls
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - June Baldwin reflects upon her time at the Shipley School for Girls in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - June Baldwin talks about creating a scholarship at the Shipley School for Girls
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - June Baldwin recalls attending the March on Washington
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - June Baldwin remembers studying psychology at Stanford University in Stanford, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - June Baldwin talks about Eldridge Cleaver and Timothy Leary
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - June Baldwin recalls visiting the Black Panther Party in Algeria
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - June Baldwin talks about the Black Power movement at Stanford University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - June Baldwin recalls her decision to attend Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - June Baldwin remembers her classmates and experiences at Harvard Law School
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - June Baldwin remembers her challenges at Harvard Law School
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - June Baldwin recalls clerking for Judge Luther M. Swygert
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - June Baldwin talks about her early legal career
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - June Baldwin describes her experiences at Morrison and Foerster LLP
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - June Baldwin recalls working for Silverberg, Rosen, Leon and Behr
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - June Baldwin talks about joining Women In Film
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - June Baldwin recalls her entry into the entertainment industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - June Baldwin describes her initial experiences at NBC
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - June Baldwin recalls working on 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - June Baldwin remembers the black television executives in the 1980s
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - June Baldwin talks about Michael Jackson's award at the NAACP Image Awards
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - June Baldwin recalls her proudest moments as a television business affairs executive
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - June Baldwin remembers working at Norman Lear's company, Act III Productions
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - June Baldwin talks about working for Quincy Jones Productions, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - June Baldwin recalls working with Aaron Spelling Productions
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - June Baldwin remembers her music publishing venture with George Butler
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - June Baldwin recalls working at United Paramount Network
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - June Baldwin describes her work at Columbia TriStar Television
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - June Baldwin describes her position at KCET in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - June Baldwin talks about the merger of KCET and Link TV
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - June Baldwin describes the growth and changes at KCETLink
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - June Baldwin talks about her board memberships, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - June Baldwin talks about her board memberships, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - June Baldwin shares her plans for the future
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - June Baldwin reflects upon her career
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - June Baldwin reflects upon her legacy in the entertainment industry
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - June Baldwin talks about her dating life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - June Baldwin describes her family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - June Baldwin talks about her international travels
  • Tape: 6 Story: 11 - June Baldwin describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - June Baldwin narrates her photographs