The documents are Jackie Robinson's contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Montreal Royals contract; documents that not only broke the color barrier in baseball, but just like President Obama breaking the ceiling for the presidency, it's a barrier that would forever be torn down. They have been hailed as the sporting equivalent of the Emancipation Proclamation, and Kontilai found them in using their unveiling to launch his auction adventure, Collector's Cafe. Seth Kaller, who has authenticated documents signed by Lincoln, Jefferson and others, told ESPN"Their effect on American history, and even the world, transcends the bounds of sports," Kaller wrote in his valuation.
History[ edit ] The idea for a business news program had come from Susan J.
Moran developed the program concept and the editorial staff expanded to launch NBR. Paul Kangas was among the first to join, signing on as its stock market commentator. Kangas always signed off each broadcast using his trademark phrase, "I'm Paul Kangas, wishing all of you the best of good buys!
Starting in January 22,NBR launched on public stations around the country. The first regular commentator on the program was Alan Greenspanthen a private economist, who remained as an NBR commentator until his appointment as Fed chief in A number of public television stations supplemented the program's newsgathering efforts by serving as "bureaus" for the program.
InJim Wicks was named co-anchor, and moved from the flagship station of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto where he was main anchor. He has since left the television news business and returned to his motion picture career where he got his start.
He works in post-production as a film colorist.
Gharib anchors from the heart of New York's financial district, while Kangas remained at the program's production center in Miami. NBR is also seen internationally through Worldnetthe U. NBR operates three reporting bureaus with full-time staff members as well as bureaus in Denver, Silicon Valley, and Phoenix operated in partnership with the public television stations in those markets.
Over the years, NBR has received numerous awards. Paul Kangas 's last broadcast for Nightly Business Report was on December 31,ending a year run. Prior to co-anchoring Nightly Business Report, he was host and managing editor of the nationally syndicated financial television program First Business.
In JulyTom was named Managing Editor and Co-anchor, a newly combined position with both editorial and managerial responsibility.
The sale was first proposed in February. Schneider's promises proved short-lived. Those changes also didn't last long. In a press release,  NBR Worldwide said the moves were " Gary Ferrell also departed the company at this time.
Several additional members of the editorial staff were also fired. The program also announced the complete closing of its Chicago bureau, leaving it with staff reporters only in New York and Washington, D.
As a result, anchor Tom Hudson and many other correspondents were laid off, and the show's Miami studios were shut down as well. Griffeth is reunited with his former Power Lunch co-anchor, Sue Herera, on this program.Apr 13, · He was the first individual to ever solely own a public broadcasting news and affairs brand, the Nightly Business Report on PBS.
He sold that company in . The PBS business newscast “Nightly Business Report” has been acquired from WPBT Miami, according to the NY Times. The buyer? A new company led by Mykalai Kontilai.
Nightly Business Report is an American business news magazine television program that has aired weeknights on public television stations since January 22, a newly formed privately held company headed by Mykalai Kontilai who became the majority owner of the program. Kontilai, an entrepreneur in the Instructional Television Distribution (ITV.
Jun 04, · Reporting from Miami — Entrepreneur Mykalai Kontilai's August purchase of the long-running public TV show "Nightly Business Report" came as a surprise. The San Diego-based Kontilai's background as a celebrity martial artists' manager and distributor of instructional television shows made him an unlikely buyer.
In August , the long-running PBS news program Nightly Business Report was sold by its local station WPBT Miami to a controversial new owner. Today, the program has been sold once again, this. Nov 22, · “Nightly Business Report,” distributed on PBS, is now owned by Mykalai Kontilai, whose decade in public television is dotted with legal problems and soured business deals.