Overview of PDF Files
To the left of this screen is a list of people who were featured speakers at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' series of seminars known as the Forum Luncheons, which occurred in Los Angeles from 1979-83. By clicking on a name, you will access a PDF file containing the entire transcript of the speech, as well as an introductory biography of the speaker given by John Mitchell.
John Mitchell was Chairman, organizer and originator of this series while President of the Academy from 1979-83. The purpose of the Forum Luncheons was to have outstanding leaders address their peers freely on whatever subject was important to them at the time.
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PDF Files John D. Backe President & CEO of CBS Owen Butler Chairman of the Board Procter & Gamble Michael Eisner Disney Charles Ferris Chairman FCC Mark Fowler Chairman FCC David Gerber Producer, TV & Film Jeff Greenfield Author, Media Journalist Leonard Goldenson Chairman & CEO of ABC
David Hartman Good Morning America Alan Hirschfield CEO of 20th Century Fox Rev. Jesse Jackson Gene Jankowski President of CBS Norman Lear Producer Newton Minow Chairman of PBS Ed Ney Chairman of the Board & CEO/Young & Rubicam Jane Pfeiffer Chairman of the Board NBC Frederick Pierce President of ABC Lee Rich President of Lorimar Elton Rule President of ABCJohn Schneider