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kayKoplovitz.jpgFrom MSU Today: Kay Koplovitz, founder of USA Network, television’s first advertiser-supported basic cable network, and the first woman network president in television history, was the speaker at MSU’s fall commencement ceremony in December 2006. Before addressing the graduates, she told us about how the birth of her idea to beam television programming around the world via satellites came to her during her stay at MSU, where she earned a master’s degree.

She also talks about her mentors, her goal of raising capital for women entrepreneurs , and what advice she has today for MSU women seeking careers in communications.

Hosted by Russ White.

Hear the Show 16:36 – 9.5 mb mp3

Hear Koplovitz’ address to the graduates, where she touches on Arthur C.Clarke, the “Thrilla in Manila” and encourages the class of 2006 to vigorously pursue their passions:

Hear the Show 17:48 – 10.2 mb mp3

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