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The African American Biography Series of 2013 brings to you tonight the lives of two spectacular African American Media Moguls....Ms. Cathy Hughes of TV1 and RADIO ONE and Ms. Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET. Catherine Elizabeth Woods was born in Omaha Nebraska. She is an entreprenuer, radio and television personality and a business executive. Cathy Hughes founded the media company Radio One and later expanded into TV One. Her company went public in 1998 and made her the first and only African-American female to head a publicly traded corporation at the time. In the 1970s she created the urban radio format called "The Quiet Storm" on Howard University's radio station (WHUR) with its very first disc jockey she chose, the late Melvin Lindsay. Everyone remembers the humble beginnings of BET, Black Entertainment Television. It's current Chairman and CEO is Debra L. Lee, Esq. and thanks to her BET and it's sister station CENTRIC are now spectacular. Debra Lee is an American businesswoman from Fort Jackson, S.C. She is an attorney and achieved her Law Degree from Harvard University Law School in 1980. She has a net worth of 5.5 million according to the website The Richest. She sits on the boards of a number of companies and organizations. Her motto is "the people are no better than the folks". You are listening to Blogtalkradio. I'm Laura Gall and the name of my show is "You Talk Too Much". The African American Biography Series of 2013 is now in it's last month and has achieved documenting Black History on internet radio, Blogtalkradio, intelligent radio for the year 2013. This show airs on Thursday, December 5 at 6:30-7pm Eastern time. Please enjoy the show and thank you so much for listening.
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