William F. Baker, President Emeritus WNET (NY)

Session Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

• President Emeritus of WNET, parent company of two of the most-watched public television station in the United States and the largest producer of cultural and arts programming in America
• Helped launch five cable networks including The Discovery Channel and the Disney Channel
• Established the successful national PM Magazine program and introduced Oprah Winfrey as a talk show host
• Recipient of numerous Emmys and awards and inductee into the Hall of Fame for several broadcasting associations
• Received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University
• Unusual range of avocations including amateur radio, horology, astronomy, electronics, sailing and polar exploration
• Is one of only a few people to have visited both the North and South Poles

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