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[[Image of Tony Brown]]
TONY BROWN is most noted for his seven-year tenure as the Host and Executive Producer of the legendary, Emmy-nominated Black-Affairs series BLACK JOURNAL. He currently is the Host and Executive Producer of TONY BROWN'S JOURNAL, the nation's longest-running national Black-Affairs television series. 
Not only is Tony Brown one of America's leading experts in the 
broadcast industry, he is also a writer, lecturer, educator and community activist. "Television's Civil Rights Crusader," Black Enterprise magazine called him in a cover story. The National Association of Market Developers gave its Communications Award "For Leadership in Message Bearing." The Harvard Foundation chose him as a member of its prestigious Board of Associates. He won first place in Lincoln University's Unity Award—the school's revered journalism award—in 1981 for exposing the threat to Black colleges.
In a recent review, Kay Gardella of the New York Daily News said "Brown is an impressive, low-key narrator-host who is doing the black community a major service." She called the TONY BROWN'S JOURNAL television series "the finest program on television targeted at the black viewer." 
TONY BROWN'S JOURNAL, the country's top-ranked program of its kind, has been funded by Pepsi-Cola Company for eight consecutive years. The series is produced by Tony Brown Productions and can be seen nationally on public television (PBS). 
The television series has been joined by a quarterly magazine also called TONY BROWN'S JOURNAL—a Black Gold Mine, as Mr. Brown refers to this exploration of Black history and culture. Along with publishing the magazine, Brown writes a nationally-syndicated newspaper column carried by over 100 newspaper. 
Along with his pioneer work in television. Brown has also carved a fiery path in the field of higher education. Until July, 1974, he served as the first and founding Dean of the School of Communications and professor at Howard University where he established a highly distinguished academic and professional record. Concerned with the shortage of Blacks in the communications industry, Brown initiated an annual Careers Conference, which is still highly successful in securing jobs for qualified Blacks in the field of communications. He the Frederick Douglass Liberation Award for pioneering the development of Howard University's School of Communications. Brown is also the founder and national coordinator of annually-held Black College Day. The first Black College Day was a historic march and rally in Washington D.C. It was cited as one of the most significant events of 1980. 
The Council of National Alumni Associations—an umbrella group representing 92 of the 111 Black Colleges—selected him for its first CNAA Hall of Fame Award in 1982. He was also given the Sister Clara Muhammad Distinguished Educator Award in the same year. The Howard University Alumni Clubs in New York and Morristown-Orange, New Jersey gave him a special award for his support of Black colleges. The Columbia, Maryland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority honored him with a special award for his contributions. 
The International Key Women of America is one of many organizations that have honored Tony Brown for hs achievements. In 1980, Brown was named "The Man of the Year," by the National Newspaper Publishers Association and one of the "100 Most Influential Black Americans" by Ebony magazine. Brown was inducted into Who's Who in The World, Who's Who Among Black Americans, Living Legends in Black and the Black American Reference Book because of his many achievements in the fields of communications and higher education. 
Brown's civil rights credentials, earned as the President of the National Association of Black Media Producers, led to an awareness of community rights and a historic Federal Communications Commission ruling on minority rights in employment and programming. Earlier, he was the crusading City Editor of the Detroit Courier, and the producer and host of a weekly television series in Detroit. Among his numerous civic activities, he is a board member of the National Black Child Development Institute.
A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Brown holds a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology and a M.S.W. in Psychiatric Social Work, both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. 

[[Image of Gerald Kisner]]

"Peace Corps has a lot of energetic people who possess a sense of mission and are concerned about their work," says GERALD D. KISNER, recently named director of private sector development for the Peace Corps. "There is a certain amount of freshness that permeates the agency," added the resident of Cleveland Ohio. 
Kisner, 35, will be responsible for increasing the collaboration between the Peace Corps and the private sector. "I hope to develop a formal relationship between the Peace Corps and the private sector," he says. 
Prior to accepting his new position, Kisner was an attorney with Bustamante, Donohoe and Palmisano, Co., in Cleveland. He parcticed [[practiced]] in the areas of international business, municipal law, real estate development, corporate and trial law. 

From 1977 to 1979 he practiced corporate and public law with the firm of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey of Cleveland. He is a 1977 graduate of theHarvard University law school in Cambridge, Mass. 
Kisner manager [[managed]] health care programs for low-income people as assistant director for medical care with the Department of Public Welfare in Massachusetts from December 1972 until September 1974. Earlier in 1972, he organized and staffed a social service unit for the department. He also was a program operations specialist for the Council for Economic Opportunities in Cleveland in 1972.
In January 1970, Kisner was appointed by the mayor of Cleveland to serve as a liaison between the local, state and federal levels of government on welfare issues. 
A 1970 finance and economics graduae [[graduate]] of Cleveland State University, Kisner received a master's degree in public management in 1972 from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland.
A member of the Ohio Board of Education from 1979 to 1981, Kisner was voted one of Ten Outstanding Young Citizens by the Cleveland Jaycees in 1979.
He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Greater Cleveland Bar Association.
He and his wife, Sarah, have three children: Laverne, 16; Kimberly, 9 and Samuel II, 3.

[[Image of Nathan Garner]]
NATHAN W. GARNER has been appointed president of Preview STV, Inc., a subsidiary of Time Inc.'s American Television and Communications Corporation. Preview STV operates three subscription television services in Dallas, Boston and Cleveland in which Time Inc. has a whole or part ownership.
Garner, who had been vice president and general manager of Time-Life Films, will report to Thayer Bigelow, assistant to Tie [[Time]] Inc.'s Group Vice President-Video.
Before joining Time-Life Films in August 1981, Garner had been on a one-year leave of absence from Time Inc. to participate in the President's Executive Exchange Program. He served in the U.S. Department of Education as a Special Assistant for Electronic Information Technology, where he directed a task force which helped launch a program to encourage the use of electronic information technologies in schools. Prior to that, Garner was marketing director for Time Distribution Services, the retail sales arm for Time Inc.'s magazine circulation division.
A native of Detroit, Garner, 37, graduated from Wayne State University in 1966 with a B.S. degree. He also holds an M.S. in Education from Wayne State and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

[[Image of David Garland Smith]]
DAVID GARLAND SMITH, a career Foreign Service Information Officer with the U.S. Information Agency, has been named Acting Director of USIA's Reception Center in New York City. He assumed his new position January 3.
The New York Reception Center, which recently moved to 1414 Avenue of the Americas, is one of five such facilities which USIA operates in the United

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