Ted Turner, Oprah featured in Wharton's most influential list

MUMBAI: Media baron Ted Turner is one of just two media people who feature in 'The 25 Most Influential Business Persons of the Past 25 Years'. The list was compiled by a panel from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. The other media person is the queen of the talk show genre Oprah Winfrey.


For several months Wharton faculty, who participated in the selection of the top 25, have appeared on Nightly Business Report to discuss some of the business issues that these business leaders have faced.

The special showcasing the list airs tomorrow 22 January on US public broadcaster PBS' Nightly Business Report. The show was launched 25 years ago and claims to be television's longest-running and most-watched daily business news programme.

The number one person is Intel's Andy Grove. A company release stated that the visionary, unconventional leader has over the years excelled at turning setbacks into strengths. The show is anchored by Paul Kangas in Miami, who has been with the programme since its inception, and Susie Gharib in New York.

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