Prior to public broadcasting, Bill Baker was President of Westinghouse Television and Chairman of Group W. Satellite Communications for almost a decade. During his tenure as Chairman the Discovery Channel and the Disney Channel were launched, and he got Oprah Winfrey started as a television talk show host. Frequently sought out as an expert on the media, he is also the author of Down the Tube: An Inside Account of the Failure of American Television (Basic Books, 1998) and the executive producer of a documentary film, The Face: Jesus in Art.
David Brancaccio is host and senior
editor of NOW on PBS, public television's award-winning
newsmagazine of investigative reporting and in-depth
interviews. Among his beats: politics, human rights,
national security, the environment, health care, and science
A broadcaster for 33 years, Brancaccio also served as the long-time host of public radio's business program, "Marketplace," which won two of the top honors in broadcast journalism, the George Foster Peabody Award and the DuPont-Columbia Award. He and his team at NOW on PBS recently won an Emmy for a story on an innovative way to deliver health care in Africa and also took home the 2009 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Coverage.