Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Logic of Print vs. The New Grammar of Imagery (1990)

Guest: Robert Pittman (CEO of Time Warner)
Theme: Media

Robert Warren "Bob" Pittman (born 28 December 1953), the programmer who led the team that created MTV, has been CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate and Time Warner Enterprises. He was also COO of America Online, Inc. and AOL Time Warner.
He has also been a radio and TV programmer, marketer, media entrepreneur and investor who has had multiple careers in a number of consumer-focused industries.

Pittman also has a history in philanthropy, building community and philanthropic projects into every business he managed from Live Aid at MTV to educational efforts using the Internet at AOL. He is currently chairman of the non-profit Robin Hood Foundation, which fights poverty in New York City. He is a former chairman of the New York Public Theater and still serves on that board as well as the boards of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, NYU Medical Center, Trinity School and the Alliance for Lupus Research. He is also a former board member of Electronic Arts, Atari Games, Excite, 3DO, MTV Networks, America Online, HFS/Cendant/Realogy and AOL Time Warner.

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