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    President Trump Executive Order Signing

    President Trump signed an executive order establishing an Opportunity and Revitalization Council with the aim of creating economic opportunity zones in distressed communities. Housing and…

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    Marketing to African-Americans

    Mr. Johnson spoke about the role of the African-American media, advertising to consumers, and preserving the integrity of the African-American press. Following his remarks he answered…

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    Minority Media Ownership Report

    Secretary Mineta announced a Commerce Department report on minority ownership of media in the U.S.

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    Minorities and the Entertainment Industry

    Rep. Payne, CBC officer and member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, opened the meeting. Mr. Benitez moderated the panel of witnesses who talked about both employment in the…

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    United Airlines - US Airways Merger Day 1

    The committee heard testimony about the proposed merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines. Among the issues they discussed were the benefits that each company would gain, the…

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    United Airlines - US Airways Merger

    Robert Johnson talked about the proposed merger between United Airlines and US Airways, and his plans to launch DC Air based out of Reagan National Airport. He also responded to audience…

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    Reconnecting the African-American Community

    Robert Johnson talked about the history and mission of Black Entertainment Television and about future operations, including plans to expand on the Internet. He also talked about how cable…

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    Newsmaker Banquet

    President and CEO of Black Entertainment Television, Robert Johnson, addressed the National Association of Black Journalists. Mr. Johnson discussed minority issues in television and the…

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    Trade and Investment in Africa

    Committee members heard testimony from members of the Clinton administration, commerce officials and business leaders talked about the economic advantages of trading with and investing in…

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    Presidential African Trip

    Robert Johnson provided his observations while on the president’s trip to Africa and his goals for his media interests in Africa. He also took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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    Washington Journal: Tuesday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Secretary Brown Funeral

    Over 4700 relatives, friends, colleagues and others gathered at National Cathedral to remember Secretary Brown, who died in a plane crash in Croatia on April 3. In his eulogy, President Clinton called…

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    National Information Infrastructure

    Private communications industry representatives James Cullen Of Bell-Atlantic Corporation, Robert Johnson of Black Entertainment Television and John Fontaine of Knight-Ridder Incorporated,…

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    Society and the Information Superhighway

    The panelists discussed the impact of the information superhighway on American society. Topics included universal access to the information superhighway and the role of the government in…

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    Clinton Economic Conference

    Economists and business leaders discussed initiatives for short and long term investment in the U.S. economy in the first session of the second day of the economic conference in Little Rock…

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    Life and Career of Robert Johnson

    In this interview for "American Profiles", Robert Johnson discussed his career and the creation of the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network.

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    Future of Cable Television

    National Academy of Cable Programming and Cable Administration and Marketing Society hosted a discussion about the future of cable programming. Members of the panel expressed fears that the…

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    Challenges in Cable Television

    BET founder and CEO Robert Johnson spoke at the Media Institute about the current state of the cable television industry.

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    Media, Communications, Art & Culture

    A National Conference on the Status of African Americans held a panel entitled “One-Third of a Nation: African-American Perspectives.” This panel discussed the status of African-Americans…

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    National Cable Television Association

    Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to the National Cable Television Association in Dallas.

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