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Exclusive Interview with Actress Susan Lucci – 2012

Susan Lucci is an American actress, television host, author and entrepreneur, best known for portraying Erica Kane on the ABC daytime drama All My Children. The character is considered an icon, and Lucci has been called “Daytime’s Leading Lady” by TV Guide, with New York Times and Los Angeles Times citing her as the highest-paid actor in daytime television. As early as 1991, her salary had been reported as over $1 million a year.

In 1996, TV Guide ranked Lucci number 37 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list. In 2005, she received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2006. She named one of VH1’s 200 Top Icons of All-Time and one of Barbara Walters’s Ten Most Fascinating People. She has also played roles in made-for-TV movies, hosted many shows and guest starred on television comedy series, including Saturday Night Live and Hot in Cleveland. She also has her own line of hair care products, perfumes, lingerie and skin care, called The Susan Lucci Collection. Lucci was cast as Genevieve Delacourt in the upcoming Lifetime television series Devious Maids, set to air in 2013.

The Giants of Broadcasting Luncheon – 2012

The National Library of American Broadcasting presented its 10th Annual Giants of Broadcasting Honors at a ceremony and luncheon on October 18, 2012, in New York City. The event served as a tribute to those individuals who have played pivotal roles in creating and advancing the electronic arts. The distinguished honorees join 140 Giants of Broadcasting who have been honored by the Library since 2003. Bill Baker, president emeritus of WNET New York and himself a Giant of Broadcasting, served as master of ceremonies.

HONOREES:
Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman of the Sony Corporation
Ted Turner, Media Mogul and Creator of CNN, TBS, TNT; Philanthropist
Norman Lear, Writer-Producer of All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son and a number of major hits
George Beasley, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Beasley Broadcast Group
Erica Farber, President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau
Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, Creators and Anchors of The MacNeil/Lehr Report, MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and PBS
Andy Rooney* Veteran reporter; writer; commentator on CBS’ 60 Minutes
Don Cornelius**, Creator, Host and Producer of nationally syndicated Soul Train
Dinah Shore***, Singer, Actress and Television Personality

*Leslie Stahl, Correspondent, 60 Minutes and Face the Nation, accepted the award on behalf of Andy Rooney.
**Tony Cornelius accepted for his father, Don Cornelius.
***Dick Arlett, producer of “Dinah and Friends,” accepted for Dinah Shore.

Randy Jackson of American Idol Honored at the T.J. Martell Foundation Gala – 2012

Randall Darius “Randy” Jackson is an American bassist, singer, record producer, entrepreneur and television personality. He is best known as a judge on American Idol and executive producer for MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. Jackson has won a Grammy Award as a producer.

Jackson played in bands with Carlos Santana and Jerry Garcia. In the early 1980s he played on three albums for Jean-Luc Ponty and with the rock band Taxxi. From 1986 to 1987 he was a session musician for the rock group Journey. Jackson played on Journey’s 1986 album Raised on Radio. He moved to Italy in the late 1980s and played on a record by Italian pop star Zucchero. The record, Zucchero and the Randy Jackson Band, was produced by Corrado Rustici who played guitar with Jackson on many albums in the early 1980s. He also played with Billy Cobham.

Starting back in 2002, Jackson is one of the panel judges on the Fox Network reality television series American Idol, along with Paula Abdul , Simon Cowell), Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. As a result of Cowell’s departure, Jackson is left as the sole original judge on American Idol. His role was originally going to be reduced to that of a mentor, so the 2013 season will have all new judges, but it was later decided that he will remain as a judge for season 12.

Interview With Actor Armand Assante – 2010

Assante was born in New York City and raised in Cornwall, New York, the son of Katherine, a music teacher and poet, and Armand Anthony Assante, Sr., a painter and artist. His father was Italian American and his mother was Irish American, and he was raised in a devoutly Roman Catholic family.

During the 1970s, Assante was a regular on two NBC soap operas, How to Survive a Marriage as Johnny McGee and The Doctors as Dr. Mike Powers. His first film was The Lords of Flatbush (1974). A role that brought him greater attention came in 1980’s Private Benjamin as a handsome Frenchman who becomes the love interest of a U.S. soldier played by Goldie Hawn.

Assante’s somewhat sinister look has made him a popular choice for tough-guy heroes, as in his starring role as private eye Mike Hammer in the film I, the Jury (1982) or as Mafia gangsters like that of Michael Moretti in Sidney Sheldon’s Rage of Angels. He portrayed the notorious Bugsy Siegel in a comedy, Neil Simon’s The Marrying Man (1991), another mobster in Hoffa (1992) starring Jack Nicholson, and crime kingpin John Gotti in the 1996 made-for-television biopic Gotti, for which he won his Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Danny DeVito, Director, Producer, and Actor – Live Performance at The International CES 2013

Born in Neptune, New Jersey on November 17, 1944, Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr. has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film. The son of Julia and Daniel DeVito, owners of several small businesses, DeVito trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, from which he graduated in 1966. In the late 1960s and early 1970s DeVito wrote, directed and produced several short films while also performing in many stage productions, but struggled to find show business success. Several small film parts followed, leading to a role as Martini alongside Jack Nicholson in Milos Forman’s masterpiece, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), which was nominated for 9 Oscars and won 5.

From 1978 to 1983, DeVito played one of his defining characters, Louie De Palma, on the hit show “Taxi” (1978). DeVito won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role on “Taxi” (1978), and he also had the opportunity to play opposite his future wife Rhea Perlman – the two were married from 1982-2012 and have three children together. Following “Taxi” (1978), DeVito returned to the big screen in films such as Romancing the Stone (1984), Ruthless People (1986), Batman Returns (1992) and L.A. Confidential (1997). More recently, in addition to returning to theatre work, DeVito has been active in both television and film, playing Frank Reynolds on FX’s hit show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2005) and the title voice role in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012).

DeVito has many directing credits to his name as well, including Throw Momma from the Train (1987), The War of the Roses (1989), Hoffa (1992), Death to Smoochy (2002) and the upcoming St. Sebastian (2013). If that weren’t enough, the production company that DeVito and Perlman founded, Jersey Films, has produced more than 20 films including Reality Bites (1994), Pulp Fiction (1994), Erin Brockovich (2000) and Be Cool (2005).

World Liberty TV was on hand to hear Mr. DeVito at The International CES 2013.

Dr. Bill Crosby Stand-up Comedy Performance for the Orthopedic Foundation – 2012

William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own sitcom, The Bill Cosby Show. He was one of the major characters on the children’s television series The Electric Company for its first two seasons, and created the educational cartoon comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city. Cosby has also acted in a number of films.

During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in one of the decade’s defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which aired eight seasons from 1984 to 1992. It was the number one show in America for five straight years, 1985-1989.The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an affluent African-American family. He also produced the spin-off sitcom A Different World, which became second to The Cosby Show in ratings. He starred in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000 and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things for two seasons.

He has been a spokesman and has endorsed a number of products, including Jell-O, Kodak film, Ford, Texas Instruments, and Coca-Cola. In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante included him in his book, the 100 Greatest African Americans.

In 1976, Cosby earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For his doctoral research, he wrote a dissertation entitled, “An Integration of the Visual Media Via ‘Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids’ Into the Elementary School Curriculum as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to Achieve Increased Learning”.

Doing Business in Qatar Business Event – 2011

The aim of our forum is to promote Qatar’s roles, and highlight the opportunities it offers through 3 main messages.

1) Qatar is emerging as political, Economic and cultural center of the Middle East, preserving the better parts of Arab tradition while racing toward the future’s knowledge-based world: because of its openness to Western technology & education, its mediations in international disputes (Doha Round); its international sporting events, e.g. , World Cup 2022; and its commitment to become a knowledge-based economy.

2) Qatar has a plan: Qatar Vision 2030 will receive unprecedented support from oil and gas wealth as it pursues its ambitions of improving the quality of life for everyone, helping create social institutions that are just & kind, protecting the environment while transforming Qatar into a knowledge-based economy.

3) Qatar has progress to report on investing on the plan with its commitment to education (education city), intellectual freedom; expanded visibility on the world’s media stage (e.g. Stars of Science, Asian games World Cup 2022); commitment to healthcare (Sidra); commitment to entrepreneurship (Enterprise Qatar).

National Retail Federation (NRF) – 102nd Annual Conference at NY Javits Center – 2013

About Retail’s BIG Show
NRF’s Annual Convention & EXPO was nicknamed “Retail’s BIG Show” many years ago and because the name was so appropriate, it stuck. Today, Retail’s BIG Show is NRF’s flagship industry event held annually in New York City. The four day event offers unparalleled education, collegial networking, and an enormous EXPO Hall full of technologies and solutions.

As the world’s largest retail trade association, the NRF represents retailers of all shapes and sizes from the US (and more than 45 countries around the world) including department stores, specialty, apparel, online, grocery stores, chain restaurants and more.

Each year, the retail community gathers to network, trade ideas and announce ground-breaking new solutions at the NRF Annual Convention & EXPO – which as been dubbed – Retail’s BIG Show. With a history of connecting retail executives with the most effective solutions, tools and technologies, the BIG Show is the only venue around where you can network with existing customers while, at the same time, connecting with new ones.

More than 25,500 retail industry professionals attended the event in 2012; it was their biggest and best show ever. This year, they plan to top that number. If you want your bottom line to be bigger in 2013 than 2012; your attendance is not an option – it’s mandatory.

Women Entrepreneurs’ Rock The World Conference – 2013

Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World (sold out each year since its inception) is an annual conference held in New York City by Savor the Success, the premium business network for women entrepreneurs.
We’ve gathered some of America’s top entrepreneurs to show YOU how to be the true CEO of your business, from core leadership qualities and ultra-productivity to hiring and leading a Dream Team of employees.

Major national press such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, InStyle, MSNBC, NBC, USA Today, Health Magazine, Real Simple, World Liberty TV and more have attended to feature the speakers, vendors, and entrepreneurs.

The mission is to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs to “have it all” through entrepreneurship, which creates a flexible lifestyle and also creates jobs for Americans. Which provides conference attendees the nuts-and-bolts know-how, resources, strategies, and connections to succeed.

This year’s theme was “Energize your business, energize your life”. Every aspect of this year’s conference will be dedicated to building a successful business while creating the lifestyle YOU want, and being the best you can be in all fields. Whether it is family, career, happiness, health, wealth…the amazing thing about being an entrepreneur is that you can have it all, whatever that means for you.

From inspirational Thought Leaders to multi-million dollar women entrepreneurs (who believe in empowering other women), these high-caliber speakers and mentors are here to give YOU the scoop on how to grow and gain in your businesses.

World Liberty TV had the pleasure of interviewing Angela Jia Kim, the founder of Savor The Success and the organizer of Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World.

John Sexton, President of New York University (NYU) – 2011

John Sexton is the fifteenth and current President of New York University. His tenure has been marked by a university that has grown faster than ever in terms of prospective student interest and a coordinating decrease in the overall acceptance rate. NYU’s desirability and student body thrive. Sexton acknowledged that new fundraising programs would be required to meet these changes and further transform the University.

His presidency has made the greatest achievement in its efforts to increase the University’s endowment through the Campaign for NYU and – with the assistance of the Board of Trustees – has expanded the faculty of arts and science through the Partners Fund.

Under President Sexton’s administration, the University has moved forward from being an institution that is “in and of the city,” to being one that is in and of the world. With 10 international academic centers and its portal campus in Abu Dhabi – the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university – New York University has become a true Global Network University.

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