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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!
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
A Night With Warren Washington as interviewed by Ralph Cicerone is a groundbreaking public television interview taped before a live audience at the National Academy of Sciences' Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Dr. Warren Washington, National Medal of Science Laureate, was interviewed by Dr. Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, about his life and work.
He was a boxer, songwriter, producer, movie director, entrepreneur and the legendary founder of Motown - Berry Gordy. Interviewed by PBS-TV journalist, Gwen Ifill, and taped at the Art Institute of Chicago, An Evening With Berry Gordy will get you out of your seat to sing and dance. Backed by American Idol’s Ray Chew and his band, the program features live musical performances by Valerie Simpson (“I’ll Be There”) of the legendary Motown songwriting team of Ashford & Simpson. Other performers include Motown artist KEM with Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” and singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe with the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back”. The performances of Brandon Dixon and Valisia LeKae who play Berry Gordy and Diana Ross, respectively, in Motown The Musical with “To Be Loved” and “You’re All I Need to Get By” had the audiences wanting for more.