Pat Esser, President, Cox Communications
Tom Wheeler, Chairman, FCC
Re-imagining Roots for a New Generation
LeVar Burton, Actor and Co-Executive Producer, Roots on HISTORY
Harold Ford, Jr., Former U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Jr.
LeVar Burton launched his acting career while still a student at the University of Southern California. Cast in the groundbreaking role of “Kunta Kinte” in the landmark television miniseries “Roots,” at 19 he found himself on the cover of Time Magazine. Now Burton serves as Co-Executive Producer of “Roots” premiering on HISTORY on Memorial Day 2016. “Roots” will air over four consecutive nights at 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 30 and will simulcast on A&E and Lifetime in addition to HISTORY.
Patrick (Pat) Esser is president of Cox Communications, a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company serving more than 6 million residential and commercial customers.
Harold Ford, Jr.
Harold Ford, Jr. joined Morgan Stanley in March 2011 as a Managing Director and Senior Client Relationship Manager across Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management. Harold served five terms in the U.S. Congress representing the 9th district of Tennessee. First elected in 1996, Harold served on the House Financial Services, Budget and Education Committees. Harold was a member of the Blue Dog Democrats, and a former Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council.
Tom Wheeler became the 31st Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on November 4, 2013. Chairman Wheeler was appointed by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.