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The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations, Season 2 Premieres September 6th on WETA TV 26 and PBS Stations Nationwide

Host David Rubenstein discusses successful leadership with the most influential people today

[August 26, 2019] – What makes a truly great leader? And how can leadership be developed into a force for true achievement? Washington, D.C.-based financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein sits down with influential figures to discuss their personal and professional choices and explore their paths to success. Presented to PBS stations nationwide by WETA, Washington D.C., The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations returns for a second season beginning September 6th at 8:30pm on WETA TV 26 following Washington Week hosted by Robert Costa. General Motors (GM) is the exclusive corporate underwriter of the PBS broadcast.


“As a noted leader deeply committed to civil discourse and public service, David Rubenstein examines the keys to success through his insightful interviews,” said Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA. “We are pleased to present to the PBS system his illuminating explorations of leadership as he engages peers in industry, government and other endeavors in fascinating discussions."


 “General Motors understands the importance of exceptional and accessible programming for viewers across the country,” said Tony Cervone, GM senior vice president, Global Communications. “We’re thrilled to help bring this season to life and believe it will help shape and inspire future leaders in America.”

The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations, Season 2 includes discussions with former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton; Brian Roberts, Comcast CEO; Phil Knight, Nike co-founder and chairman emeritus; Yo-Yo Ma, cellist; Abigail Johnson, Fidelity chairman and CEO; retired general and former politician Colin Powell; and former U.S. Secretaries of State Condoleeza Rice and James A. Baker III. As a peer in business, Rubenstein asks his guests frank questions, uncovering the moments that define how they think, lead and give back.


David M. Rubenstein is the co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most diverse private equity groups. A graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School, he is chairman of the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, regent of the Smithsonian Institution, president of the Economic Club of Washington, and a noted philanthropist who has loaned his copies of artifacts including the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, and Emancipation Proclamation to national museums. Rubenstein has also helped fund repairs to the Washington Monument.


WETA, the flagship broadcaster in the nation's capital, is one of the top-producing stations of new national content for public television in the United States and the leading provider of news and public affairs content in the public television system. WETA productions and co-productions include PBS NewsHour and Washington Week; major history series and documentaries from Ken Burns, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and a variety of other partners; and performance and art specials from the nation’s leading cultural venues.


The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations is produced by Bloomberg Media and presented on PBS by WETA Washington, DC. General Motors (GM) is the exclusive corporate underwriter of the PBS broadcast.


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