PBS Show "Between the Lines" to Air Interview with
Bestselling Author John Hope Bryant on Love Leadership
at 8:00 pm PST on Saturday, February 20, 2010, in Los Angeles
"Silver rights" entrepreneur and author shares secrets of success
in life and business and where we go from here
LOS ANGELES – February 18, 2010 – John Hope Bryant, Chairman, Founder and CEO of Operation HOPE (HOPE) sits down with Barry Kibrick, host of the treasured "Between the Lines" talk show, and discusses themes from his bestselling book LOVE LEADERSHIP:A New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World on Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 pm on KLCS-TV.
The episode debuts on Saturday evening, February 20, and repeats again on Sunday night, February 28th at midnight and will air throughout the next two weeks. In the coming days, the episode will also air on the web at www.la36.org and on other PBS stations around the country.
LOVE LEADERSHIP bridges the gap between solid business advice and pure inspiration. The book outlines the five laws of love-based leadership: Loss Creates Leaders (there can be no strength without legitimate suffering), Fear Fails (only respect and love leads to success), Love Makes Money (love is at the core of true wealth), Vulnerability is Power (when you open up to people they open up to you), and Giving is Getting (the more you offer to others, the more they will give back to you).
Barry Kibrick is the host and producer of Between the Lines, where he interviews famous novelists, distinguished authors, screenwriters, and award-winning journalists. Previous guests include sports legend John Wooden, Oscar award-winning screenwriter Randall Wallace, and abstract romantic artist, Kamran Khavarani. An archive of these interviews as well as other guests can be found at www.ket.org/tvschedules/series.episode.list.php?id=BLBK.
Cable LA36 is dedicated to programming that focuses on a large range of cultural and local civic activities throughout Los Angeles.
About John Hope Bryant
Born February 6, 1966 John Bryant is an American financial literacy and poverty eradication activist, and "silver rights" entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, America's first nonprofit social investment banking organization, a leading self-help provider of economic empowerment tools and services for the underserved. His work to empower low-wealth communities has earned him a role as the Vice Chair of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and the Chairman of the Council's Under-Served Committee. Bryant is author of the new bestselling book LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World. To learn more about him visit www.operationhope.org or follow John Hope Bryant on Twitter at http://twitter.com/johnhopebryant.
About Operation HOPE, Inc.
Operation HOPE is America's leading nonprofit social investment banking and financial literacy empowerment organization. With more than 400 private sector partners, 3500 nonprofit organizations and schools, and 100 government partners in 69 major U.S. cities and seven provinces South Africa, HOPE has raised more than $500 million in its pursuit of educating, assisting and inspiring the next generation of global stakeholders in financial literacy, economic empowerment and silver rights. Through international initiatives and its principal programs, Banking on Our Future (teaching school children about money), HOPE Coalition America (Mortgage HOPE Crisis Hotline, 1-888-388-HOPE, financial emergency preparedness and disaster relief), Walk-In HOPE Centers (loans, bill pay, computer literacy, understanding banking principles), and our 10,000 strong volunteer HOPE Corps, Operation HOPE has delivered services to more than one million low-wealth individuals and assumed the responsibil ity of piloting the Silver Rights Movement towards making free enterprise and capitalism relevant to all underserved communities. Senior aide to Dr. King in the civil rights movement, Ambassador Andrew Young, serves as global spokesman for Operation HOPE, and icons Quincy Jones and Ambassador Andrew Young co-chair 5MK (5 MILLLION KIDS), aimed at breaking the cycle of the high-school dropout epidemic in America. To learn more about HOPE, visit www.operationhope.org and www.5MK.org, or read our blog at www.operationhope.org/blog.