OLD Media Moves

Black Enterprise launches TV show

June 9, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

The “Black Enterprise Business Report,” a half-hour, nationally syndicated television series that spotlights successful African-American power players and business executives, debuts Saturday. The weekly series includes Power Player interviews, and Entrepreneur of the Week, wealth building and Luxe Life segments.

Former CBS news anchor Shon Gables hosts the show, which is designed to fill the void in television business news regarding the African-American community.

Shon GablesThe premier episode of “Black Enterprise Business Report” profiles Bob Johnson, the nation’s first black billionaire, who first struck gold as founder of the BET cable network. In an exclusive interview, Johnson details his latest ventures as owner of the Charlotte Bobcats basketball franchise and proprietor of Our Stories Films, his new partnership with entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein. Lisa Price, founder of thriving skincare company Carol’s Daughter, is the Entrepreneur of the Week, and Brooklyn-based designer, Nana Boateng, shows us the hottest styles and trends in our Luxe Life segment.

“We are extremely excited to announce the launch of a news broadcast dedicated to showcasing the black business community,” says BE President and CEO Earl “Butch” Graves in a release. “As the Black Enterprise brand continues its multimedia expansion into television, ‘Black Enterprise Business Report’ joins ‘Our World with Black Enterprise’ in reaching out to the 40.2 million African-Americans in the country who are vastly underserved by current mass media. Black Enterprise has been the definitive source of news and information for and about African-American business markets and leaders for more than three decades. No company is better positioned to fill this void in television than BE.”

Read more here. The show airs on WGN and other stations.

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