In an ever-evolving way, Harris continues expanding the reach and impact of the Emma Bowen Foundation by attracting new partner companies and recruiting students of various interests and backgrounds from a wider array of schools and organizations. The Foundation helps shape the future of the industry by providing students of color with opportunities to intern at many of the country’s top cable and media companies. Harris also works to highlight and promote best practices in diversity and inclusion in the industry itself. Harris says he’d give the cable industry a B when it comes to diversity. Here’s why: “Senior management isn’t racially and gender diverse. Diversity has the most impact at decision-making levels of companies. Just check their websites.”

What grade do you give the cable industry on diversity and why?
B- Senior management isn’t racially and gender diverse. Diversity has the most impact at decision-making levels of companies. Just check their websites.

The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is…
On demand viewing… Audiences want to watch what they want, when they want.

What television show/s – cable or broadcast  – best embrace diversity?
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” “Broad City,” “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” anything created by Shonda Rhimes

My personal election campaign slogan would be…
Not me, us.

Favorite charity organization you work with?
HarlemGrown. Our mission is to inspire youth to live healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition.

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