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Hatch, 'Jumping the Sun' panelists to appear on UNC-TV's 'North Carolina Now'

April 20, 2007

Updated as of April 24

Interviews with Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch and the four panelists from Wake Forest’s April 10 forum “Jumping the Sun: Creating Competitive Business Advantage in an Increasingly Flat World” will appear on “North Carolina Now,” a nightly news program on the University of North Carolina Center for Public Television (UNC-TV) beginning April 23.

The interviews were recorded April 10 prior to the forum and will be broadcast on UNC-TV at 7:30 p.m. according to the following schedule (schedule is subject to change):

April 23:
Nathan O. Hatch, president of Wake Forest University

April 25:
Ken Thompson, president and CEO of Wachovia Corporation

April 30:
Charlie Ergen, founder, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of EchoStar Communications/DISH Network

May 1:
John Medica, former senior vice president of the consumer product group at Dell Inc.

May 2:
Eric Wiseman, president and chief operating officer of VF Corporation

"Jumping the Sun” was a panel discussion that focused on the challenges and opportunities American businesses face in the global economy. The event was part of Wake Forest’s “Voices of Our Time” guest speaker series initiated by Hatch.

It was moderated by Emmy Award-winning journalist Charlie Rose and featured four top executives who were also graduates of Wake Forest’s Babcock Graduate School of Management. During the forum, Rose presented the panelists questions related to how businesses can succeed in the global marketplace. Each panelist responded from their individual business perspectives: satellite communications, computer technology, banking and branded apparel marketing. They also addressed the significance of higher education in preparing future business leaders.

UNC-TV will broadcast a 60-minute version of the forum at 10 p.m. May 31. The full 90-minute version will be broadcast on UNC-NC, UNC-TV’s digital multicast channel, beginning in May. Check local listings for a complete list of broadcast dates.

A video recording of the event is available online at An audio recording is available at

Press Contacts:

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