Donald Van de Mark
Vice President & Editorial Director MyPrimeTime, Inc.
From 1995 to July 1999, Van de Mark served as anchor of Moneyweek on CNN, Street
Sweep, Biz Buzz and Entrepreneurs Only on CNNfn. He also played a key role in creating
these shows as well as The Media Show and Washington Unwrapped. During his time as
a correspondent, Van de Mark broke the Aug. 31, 1998, story about the near collapse
of the Long Term Capital Management hedge fund. Prior to this, he spent over 10 years
as a business and political news reporter in Washington, D.C.
Senior Vice President General Manager Nightly
Linda O'Bryon is the founding executive editor of Nightly
Business Report, television's No. 1 daily business news program. O'Bryon sets
the editorial policy and oversees national newsgathering operations for NBR. Her
pioneering work in the creation and development of Nightly Business Report has
earned her the distinction of being named as one of the century's top 100 business
news luminaries by TJFR Group, an industry publication. O'Bryon joined Miami-based
WPBT as a producer/reporter in 1976 and later that year became the first woman TV
news director in South Florida.
MyPrimeTime Inc. and Nightly Business Report are co-producing Great Entrepreneurs, a nationally
distributed Public Television series that pairs the innovative movers of yesterday with the
greatest entrepreneurs of today.
Making its debut in January 2001, this series sets the achievements of groundbreaking innovators
such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Walt Disney and Coco Chanel against modern-day moguls such
as Bill Gates, George Lucas, Richard Branson and Martha Stewart. Each show profiles two
entrepreneurs, one modern day and one from the past. A panel of experts then discusses the
featured personalities in a round-table discussion hosted by Linda O'Bryon of Nightly Business
Report and Donald Van de Mark of MyPrimeTime, Inc.
Already over 120 PBS stations plan to air the weekly half hour series. Before the first
show aired, stations committing to the show hit a record 45% of the PBS households. This
includes five of the top 10 markets and 10 of the top 20 markets such as:
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- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Francisco