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Minority Advisory Committee honors civil rights activist

Saturday, September 14, 2013
The stations panel at the Minority Advisory Committees annual event.

ABC11 executives and the station's Minority Advisory Committee held their annual meeting Saturday at North Carolina Central University. The meeting was a special opportunity for the public to learn about the television business.

At the event, top business leaders conducted a panel discussion on economic development and job creation.

Members of the community, including NCCU students, also learned what it takes to produce news and entertainment programs. Our ABC11 panel answered questions about jobs and the challenges facing the television business in an era when more people rely on mobile devices for information.

ABC11 President and General Manager Caroline Welch presented the school with a check representing a contribution to the J. William Becton Scholarship Fund.

Becton, who passed away Wednesday, was the first director of Durham's Human Relations Commission and former chairman of ABC11's Minority Affairs Committee.

Ervin Hester was also recognized at the event. Hester signed on as the first African-American on-air anchor for ABC11 back in 1971.

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