Is BET ex-owner still BOD for U

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Aug 21, 2002
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I was wondering .is Johnson was still on the BOD for U ..cause since he is getting a team in CLT maybe he would
name U the carrier of choice for his team
 

Biffeman

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[P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-hyphenate: none; tab-stops: .5in 1.0in 1.5in 2.0in 2.5in 3.0in 3.5in 4.0in 4.5in 5.0in 5.5in 6.0in; mso-layout-grid-align: none"][SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"]the union boycott announcement stated that the AFL-CIO is “assisting the workers in their campaign to fight the anti-union tactics of CEO Robert Johnson.†[BR][BR][BR]
[P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-hyphenate: none; tab-stops: .5in 1.0in 1.5in 2.0in 2.5in 3.0in 3.5in 4.0in 4.5in 5.0in 5.5in 6.0in; mso-layout-grid-align: none"][SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"]The National Labor Relations Board has censured Johnson for his actions in the â€negotiations†with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).[SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"] [/SPAN]Meanwhile he fired 14 employees who wanted to join the Writers Guild.[SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"] [/SPAN]Eventually he was found guilty of unfair labor practices and had to â€make whole†those fired.[SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"] [/SPAN]They chose not to return to BET and of course, there is no union for the writers at that company. [?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /][o:p][/o:p][/SPAN][BR]
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[P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-hyphenate: none; tab-stops: .5in 1.0in 1.5in 2.0in 2.5in 3.0in 3.5in 4.0in 4.5in 5.0in 5.5in 6.0in; mso-layout-grid-align: none"][SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"]You don’t have to be in a labor union to know that Johnson only follows the rules when it suits him unless compelled to act otherwise.[SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"] [/SPAN]A founding partner of BET had to sue him to get her share of the profits when she decided to leave the company.[SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"] [/SPAN]Eventually he settled for $1.8 million.[SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"] [/SPAN]â€No big deal, it happens all the time,†you might say until you find out that this particular [SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"]partner is Johnson’s sister. [BR][BR]
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[P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-hyphenate: none; tab-stops: .5in 1.0in 1.5in 2.0in 2.5in 3.0in 3.5in 4.0in 4.5in 5.0in 5.5in 6.0in; mso-layout-grid-align: none"][SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"]BET is a diversified entertainment company whose core business is centered at their Washington, DC-based national cable television programming service, Black Entertainment Television, which employs 436.[SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"] [/SPAN]Spin-offs include Action Pay-Per-View, BET On Jazz: The Cable Jazz Network, BET Movies/Starz3, an ethnic shoppers’ channel and apparel line, a restaurant called BET Soundstage, and the BET and Emerge magazines. [o:p][/o:p][/SPAN][BR]
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[P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-hyphenate: none; tab-stops: .5in 1.0in 1.5in 2.0in 2.5in 3.0in 3.5in 4.0in 4.5in 5.0in 5.5in 6.0in; mso-layout-grid-align: none"][SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"]Staff technicians and other BET workers are paid lower wages than those in comparable positions in the Washington area, work irregular and sporadic work schedules and suffer under the threat of unlimited job suspensions.[SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"] [/SPAN]In the summer of 1993, they voted in IBEW Local 1200, and did so again about a year later, but the company has refused to negotiate a first contract.[SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"] [/SPAN]Contact Local 1200. [o:p][/o:p][/SPAN][BR]
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[P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-hyphenate: none; tab-stops: .5in 1.0in 1.5in 2.0in 2.5in 3.0in 3.5in 4.0in 4.5in 5.0in 5.5in 6.0in; mso-layout-grid-align: none"][SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"]Although no alternate African-American-oriented cable service exists, cable viewers can request other pay-per-view cable and/or satellite services in the case of Action & Starz3, depending on what is available in their local areas.[SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"] [/SPAN]Alternate magazine:[SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"] [/SPAN]Black Enterprise Magazine. [BR][o:p][/o:p][/SPAN][BR]To this day BET remains on the boycott list because of Johnson's refusal to bargain with the union represented employees.[BR]
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Biffeman

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[DIV class=article-title]Viacom purchased BET in October of 2000, they have had two years too fix it.[BR][BR]Robert L. Johnson, Founder[/DIV]
[DIV class=article-body]Corporate Communications
[P]Robert L. Johnson is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Black Entertainment Television (BET), a subsidiary of Viacom and the leading African American-owned and operated media and entertainment company in the United States. With the mission of establishing BET as the most-valued consumer brand within the Black marketplace, BET has enjoyed extraordinary financial and strategic success since its inception in 1980.
[P]From 1976 to 1979, Johnson served as vice president of Government Relations for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), a trade association representing more than 1,500 cable television companies. Prior to joining the NCTA, Johnson was press secretary for the Honorable Walter E. Fauntroy, Congressional Delegate from the District of Columbia. Johnson previously held positions at the Washington Urban League and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. [/P]
[P]Johnson serves on the following boards: US Airways; Hilton Hotels Corporation; General Mills; United Negro College Fund; National Cable Television Association; and the American Film Institute. Johnson is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland; and the Brookings Institute.[/P]
[P]Major awards received by Johnson include: 1997 Broadcasting & Cable Magazine's Hall of Fame Award; CTAM's Grand Tam Award; Cablevision Magazine's 20/20 Vision Award which lists him as one of the twenty most influential people in the cable industry; an NAACP Image Award; National Women's Political Caucus' Good Guys Award; a Distinguished Alumni Award from Princeton University; and the President's Award from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.[/P]
[P]Johnson is a graduate of the University of Illinois and holds a master's in International Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Johnson resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Sheila, and their two children.[/P]
[P]The core BET Network has pioneered an entire genre in television, with its 24-hour programming that targets African-American consumers that now reaches more than 65 million U.S. homes and more than 90% of all Black cable households. That same groundbreaking strategy has evolved into leading-edge digital cable technology via the following BET channels:[/P]
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[LI]BET On Jazz: The Jazz Channel: The primary destination for jazz enthusiasts with a mixture of in-studio performances, festivals, concerts and celebrity interviews. Many of the shows feature original programming as well as historic footage unavailable on any other television network.
[LI]BET International: Featuring a hybrid of programming from BET on Jazz and the core BET network, BET International reaches more than two million subscribers in 66 countries worldwide, including 36 African nations.
[LI]BET Classic Soul: From the immense BET library of R&B programming, this network features a montage of classic BET favorites, including Video Soul and Caribbean Rhythms. Interspersed will be vintage performances, concerts, interviews and music videos from the greatest names in R&B ? past and present. Spicing things up for the channel will be vintage comedy performances straight from BET?s top-rated Comic View show;
[LI] BET Hip-Hop: Non-stop urban lyrics and street beats make this channel the ultimate source for hip-hop flavor. Included on the menu are today?s popular artists along with ?old school? rap stars who gave this art form its genesis; and
[LI]BET Gospel: This channel showcases the best in gospel performers and ministries providing spiritual fulfillment. Programming includes contemporary and legendary gospel artists through concert performances, music videos and interviews. BET Gospel also features inspirational speakers and motivational programming.[/LI][/UL]
[P] In 1998, Johnson established BET Pictures and BET Arabesque Films to produce and market African American-themed film releases, documentaries and made for TV movies. BET has also leveraged its brand identity into new businesses outside the cable industry with direct ownership of BET Arabesque Books, the only line of original African-American romance novels written by African-American authors. [/P]
[P] Other BET ventures include BET Interactive, whose Internet portal BET.com was voted "Best African American Community Site 2001" by Yahoo! Internet Life magazine. BET Interactive provides a combination of online content and community tailored to the unique interests, preferences and issues of African Americans aged 18-49. BET Interactive is owned in partnership by BET, Microsoft, Liberty Digital Media, News Corporation and USA Networks. [/P]
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