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  • An Evening With Sheila Johnson

    An Evening With Sheila Johnson is a one-on-one interview with Sheila Johnson, a classically trained violinist, successful entrepreneur, and dedicated philanthropist. Taped at the historic Art Institute of Chicago, and hosted by veteran PBS NewsHour journalist Gwen Ifill, An Evening With Sheila Johnson explores how, after meeting Robert Johnson, whom she would marry and go on to co-found Black Entertainment Television with in 1980, Sheila taught music and directed the internationally renowned youth orchestra, Youth Strings In Action. The Johnsons sold BET in 2002 to Viacom for $2.3 billion, and Sheila went on to found Salamander Hotels & Resorts, a hospitality firm, and also became owner of the Washington Mystics, and part owner of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals, the first African American woman to be a major stakeholder in three professional sports franchises. Add An Evening With Sheila Johnson to your collection today!

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  • An Evening With Vernon Jordan

    An Evening With Vernon Jordan is a one-on-one interview of Vernon Jordan, one of the most iconic civic and business leaders of today. Taped in front of a live audience at the New York Times Center in New York City and hosted by veteran PBS-TV journalist, Gwen Ifill, An Evening With Vernon Jordan begins with a moving musical photo tribute to Vernon Jordan sung by the original The Three Mo' Tenors' Rodrick Dixon. Intermixed within the show are live appearances from Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Kenneth Chenault, and Ursula Burns, with video tributes from President Bill Clinton, The Honorable Hillary Clinton, General Colin Powell, Dick Parsons, Kenneth Jacobs, Kim KoopersmithAnnette Gordon-Reed, Franklin Thomas, his beloved daughter Vickee Adams, and his wife of many years, Ann Jordan

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  • The HistoryMakers Library of Congress Celebration

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  • An Evening WIth Ursula Burns

    Taped in front of a live audience at the New York Times Center and hosted by veteran PBS-TV news journalist Gwen Ifill, An Evening With Ursula Burns, is a one-on-one interview of Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox. The program explores the life and career of Burns, the first African American woman to head a Fortune 500 company. The audience watches in amazement as the interview provides an inside look into this business and civic icon. A lifelong New Yorker, Ursula Burns tells of her poor upbringing on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and her meteoric rise through the Xerox corporate ranks. Intermixed throughout the program are live appearances from Paul Allaire, Anne Mulcahy, and Vernon Jordan, as well as Marva Smalls, and Burns’ husband, daughter, son and sister: Lloyd Bean, Malcolm Bean, Melllisa Bean and Deborah Eastman. Own your copy of An Evening With Ursula Burns today!

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  • ScienceMakers: Blazing Trails: African Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

    Blazing Trails: African Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics was held at SciWorks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The four scientists and moderator convened in the SciWorks Auditorium to present first one at a time and then as a panel about their life and work. Students were given the chance to ask questions of the scientists ranging from complicated dog tricks to what it was like to be a scientist. The program was moderated by moderated by Denise Franklin, General Manager of WFDD, the local NPR affiliate. SciWorks was one of ScienceMakers' science centers partners in 2012. The participating scientists included: Andrea Lawrence, Professor of Computer Science, Spelman College, Godfrey Gumbs, Professor of Physics, Hunter College, Calvin Howell, Professor of Physics, Duke University, Erich Jarvis, Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University

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