DETROIT, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning January 2011, television viewers in mid- and northern Michigan will get an opportunity to delve into the minds and motives of business leaders through their local PBS station. WCMU, Central Michigan University Public Television, will begin broadcasting "Leaders on Leadership" at 3:30 p.m. Sundays starting January 2.
Each half-hour edition seeks to reveal the character, drive and ambition of chief executives renowned for their leadership in guiding local, national and international organizations.
"Leaders on Leadership" will continue to air in Michigan on producing station WTVS Detroit Public Television Sundays at 11 a.m., repeated Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. It also airs on WGVU Grand Valley State University Public Television from Grand Rapids, and WGVK in Kalamazoo. The addition of WCMU brings the show to most residents of Michigan's Lower Peninsula and some parts of the Upper Peninsula. It is also available at www.dptv.org On Demand.
"Leaders on Leadership" is a partnership between the Wayne State University School of Business Administration and Detroit Public Television (DPTV), and is made possible by a grant from Greenleaf Trust. Currently in its seventh season, the program is hosted by Larry Fobes, director of Wayne State's Institute for Organizational and Industrial Competitiveness (IOIC). The show won a Michigan Emmy for Best Interview/Discussion Program in 2004.
"I appreciate the range of guests on this series, and especially its strong emphasis on Michigan leaders," said Linda Dielman, TV program/outreach manager for Central Michigan University Public Television. "We're always eager to air Michigan-produced programs of this quality."
Dan Alpert, senior vice president of DPTV, said, "There are important lessons for people in all walks of life in these interviews with successful organizational leaders. WCMU's airing of the series will help ensure that more people in Michigan will benefit from the business knowledge of Larry's guests."
"The School of Business Administration at Wayne State University is always eager to extend the opportunity for residents of Michigan to benefit from our extensive range of outstanding academic programs as well as unique outreach initiatives like 'Leaders on Leadership'," said Dean David L. Williams.
About Detroit Public Television
WTVS Detroit Public Television is a non-commercial, viewer supported PBS-member station watched by more than 1.5 million people in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. It is also available in 2.4 million homes throughout Canada. The station's vision is to educate, entertain and inspire in partnership with the community.
About the Wayne State University School of Business Administration
The School of Business Administration at Wayne State University provides quality business education through degree programs accredited by AACSB International. Wayne State University is a premier urban research university offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students.
About Central Michigan University Public Broadcasting
A service of Central Michigan University, CMU Public Broadcasting (WCMU) informs and entertains an audience throughout Michigan with programming and services that reflect and respect the cultures of our state and world.
SOURCE Wayne State University