Experience talks, conversations and readings from the 92nd Street Y’s vast archive, featuring Nobel Laureates and world leaders, giants of literature and science, legendary entertainers and artists, and the fascinating people who have graced the Y’s stage over the last 75 years.
Gayle King, editor-at-large of O, The Oprah Magazine, joins Jonathan Tisch, author of Citizen You: Doing Your Part to Change the World, to discuss her extraordinary career, her vision for the future and the people who have influenced her to be the best citizen she can be.
Together, drawing on their own life experiences, they will talk about how individuals can be motivated to make a difference. Become inspired to do your part as they reveal how we can all make our world a better place.
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Gayle King is editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine and is the best friend of Oprah Winfrey. She has previously worked as a television news anchor and talk show host. King was also instrumental in the planning and creation of the Legends Weekend. She currently stars on her own talk show, The Gayle King Show, which airs on OWN.
Jonathan M. Tisch is Co-Chairman of the Board and a member of the Office of the President of Loews Corporation, one of the largest diversified financial holding companies in the U.S., and is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, Loews Hotels. During his tenure, Tisch has engineered Loews Hotels' expansion and emergence as a leading luxury hotel chain by infusing the properties with a widely praised corporate culture that places a high value on partnerships.
His leadership philosophy, explored in his best-selling book, The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships, provides a blueprint for achieving enduring success through partnerships that empower employees, satisfy customers, contribute to communities, and improve the bottom line. His follow-up book, Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience, offers a detailed look at how the right customer experience can produce long-lasting success for any organization.
Gayle King, editor-at-large for O Magazine, tells the story of how her 30-year friendship with Oprah Winfrey began. King describes how she and Oprah bonded as young, single African American women while working at a Baltimore news station.
(born Jan. 29, 1954, Kosciusko, Miss., U.S.) U.S. television talk-show host and actress. After enduring an impoverished and troubled childhood, she became a news anchor for a local CBS television station in Tennessee at age 19. After graduating from Tennessee State University, she worked as a television reporter and anchor in Baltimore, Md., where she cohosted her first talk show (197783), and moved to Chicago to host A.M. Chicago (1984), which became that city's highest-rated morning show. The renamed Oprah Winfrey Show was syndicated in 1986, making her the first African American woman to host a successful national daytime talk show. Initially sensationalist, the enormously popular show gradually took on an uplifting and therapeutic tone. In 1986 she also formed her own television production company, Harpo Productions. In 1996 she introduced Oprah's Book Club to foster reading by endorsing certain books. She appeared in the movies The Color Purple (1985) and Beloved (1998).