Howard Blumenthal, CEO, MiND TV
In 2006, Howard Blumenthal became the CEO of Independence Media, the non-profit organization which owns and operates the independent public television station WYBE (now MiND TV). Previously, he was the Senior VP of Marketing & Media at CDNow. Prior to CDNow, Blumenthal was the President and co-founder of Glow in the Dark Productions, a program supplier to cable networks. His television credits include the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, which he created and produced for PBS, and MTV's Remote Control. At Warner Communications, he initiated the development effort that became MTV, and headed interactive development for QUBE. He is also the author of more than 20 books about business, marketing, creativity, history, music, and media. For 15 years, he wrote a syndicated column for more than 100 newspapers about consumer technology. He has been a faculty member at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and New School University.