FORA.tv Speaker - Joan Garry
Joan M. Garry is recognized as one of the most vocal, passionate and effective civil rights leaders in America.
Joan began her career as part of the management team that launched MTV in 1981 and it is that experience that shaped her view that the media profoundly influence the attitudes and opinions of people on nearly every issue.
After fourteen years in cable television, holding a variety of executive positions in strategic planning and new business development, Joan set her sights on the nonprofit sector. With her 1997 appointment as executive director of GLAAD, on of the nation's largest gay rights organizations, Joan realized she had connected her professional experience with her powerful voice. Before she knew it, she was debating Jerry Falwell and Bill O'Reilly on issues that mean something to her family and to families across America.
Joan plays a critical role as a visible media spokesperson and critic. In 1999, Entertainment Weekly featured her on its list of the 100 Most Influential People In Entertainment. Garry's articulate advocacy has been featured across all national news networks, with notable media appearances including NBC's Today; ABC's World News Tonight; PBS' The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer; CNN's NewsNight with Aaron Brown; CNBC's Dennis Miller Live; numerous appearances on CNN, CSPAN, MSNBC (including Hardball with Chris Matthews) and Fox News Channel (including The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes).
06.23.09 | 01:21:00 min
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