Pat Mitchell

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Patricia E. Mitchell (Pat) is the former CEO of PBS, and "has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Paley Center for Media since March 2007." [1]

"Career Includes: English Teacher, University of Georgia (1965–69); English and Drama Teacher, University of Richmond (1969–70); Researcher, Writer, Look Magazine (1970); Speech Writer, Garth Associates (1970–71); Television Reporter, Producer, WB2-TV (1971–77); Anchor, Talk Show Host, WTTG-TV (1977–79); Cohost, Producer, Hour Magazine, syndicated (1980–82); Creator, Producer, Host, Woman to Woman, syndicated (1983–84); Correspondent, Today (1984–89); Correspondent, Sunday Morning (1989–90); Cofounder, Creator, Executive Producer, Writer, VU Productions (1990–92); Producer, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (1992); President, Turner Original Productions (later CNN Productions) (1995); President, Time, Inc.-CNN Productions (1996–99); President, CEO, PBS (2000–06)." [2]

"Pat Mitchell was appointed president and chief executive officer of The Museums of Television and Radio in New York and Los Angeles and the International Media Council in March 2006. Mitchell came to the MT&R from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), where she was the first woman and first producer and journalist to hold the position of President and CEO...

"Mitchell serves on many non profit Boards, including Vice Chair of the Sundance Institute, Founding President of Global Green USA, Human Rights Watch, and the Mayo Clinic. And most recently became a member of the V-Day Board, a global movement to end violence against women. She is also on the corporate boards of Bank of America, Sun Microsystems and Participant Productions." [3]

"She is a Director of Knight Ridder, Inc. and Bank of America, as well a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Afghan Women's Council, an adviser to the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Harvard University and a member of the Board of Trustees of Mayo Clinic Foundation. She speaks extensively on the role of media in society, including testimony to both the U.S. Congress and the British House of Lords." [4]

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  1. Directors, Sun Microsystems, accessed March 19, 2008.
  2. Pat Mitchell, Paley Center for Media, accessed March 19, 2008.
  3. Pat Mitchell, Edelman, accessed March 19, 2008.
  4. Honorary Board, Green Cross International, accessed August 3, 2008.
  5. Honorary Board, Green Cross International, accessed August 3, 2008.
  6. World Peace Festival Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed March 21, 2013.