K2’s Augusta Television Production Company was honored to work with CNBC to capture the inspiring story of Jessye Norman.
CNBC Meets’ Tania Bryer speaks to celebrated soprano opera singer Jessye Norman, who speaks about her childhood growing up in Augusta, Georgia and her first experience of racial segregation.
Norman speaks of her early involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and how she first discovered her love of singing.
The five-time Grammy winner also discusses her education, her involvement with a number of different charitable initiatives and the idea behind the Jessye Norman School of the Arts.
Tania Bryer is a British television presenter with a wealth of experience.
She rose to fame through her weekly roundup of media entertainment from around the world on the highly popular “Good Morning with Anne and Nick” on BBC1.
She has also presented and co-produced programmes for Sky News, including the critically acclaimed Newsmakers series, where she interviewed international names making the headlines. Bryer has also hosted a 12-part series for Sky One, called “Basic Instincts,” focusing on human behaviour and presented and produced a six-part series on the fashion industry for Sky News.
Bryer is currently working on a brand new series with CNBC, the business and financial TV channel, called “CNBC Meets.” As presenter and executive producer of the show, Bryer will be profiling some of the world’s most successful business people to find out what makes them tick, the motivation behind their success and how their philanthropy transforms and saves lives.
During her career, she has quizzed an array of names from news, entertainment and sport, including Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, the late Mark McCormack, Lord Sebastian Coe, Paula Radcliffe, Arsene Wenger, Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sir Richard Branson, Sir John Major and the late Benazir Bhutto.
Bryer has hosted many awards ceremonies including European Film Awards, live Oscars coverage and for BICOM (the Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre) where she hosted global leaders including Tony Blair and President Shimon Peres.
Charity events she’s hosted include the King Hussein Cancer Foundation’s Hope Galas in the Washington, D.C., Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Amman, in the presence of His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan. She also hosts the Angels Ball in the United Kingdom every year in aid of Action on Addiction. Tania is the Chair of National Event Committee for Cancer Research UK and patron for both the Alzheimer’s Society and The Miscarriage Association.
Bryer speaks fluent French and holds a B.Sc. in international politics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
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