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Philip I. Kent

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Taking Responsibility and Doing the Right Thing

On Wednesday, September 29, at the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston, Philip I. Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., spoke about a major media company’s responsibilities, “not just when things go terribly wrong, but in the everyday course of doing business.” Joseph Grimaldi, president and chief executive officer of the advertising agency Mullen, introduced Kent.


“I don’t see any conflict at all between [doing objective news and being part of a public company]. In fact, I would maintain that the second … helps us to accomplish the first.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »

“I don’t accept the notion that children’s television is entirely responsible for childhood obesity. We have a shared responsibility and … [television] can actually play a very constructive role.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »

“You can’t stop technology, and you can’t be successful by saying no to consumers in what they want, which is to get their content where they want it, when they want it, and how they want it.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »


Boston Herald: “Turner chief: Networks will take up anti-bullying fight” READ ARTICLE »

New England Cable News: “Chief Executives’ Club: Phillip Kent, CEO, Turner Broadcasting System” VIEW VIDEO »


Philip I. Kent addresses The Chief Executives' Club of Boston at the Wharf Room at the Boston Harbor Hotel.
Seated at the Speakers Table are: Robert Kraft (Owner, New England Patriots); X; Brad Irwin (President & CEO, Welch’s); Patrick McGovern (Chairman, International Data Group); Ken Novack (Partner, Mintz Levin); Laura Sen (President & CEO, BJ’s Wholesale Club); Robert Popeo (Chairman, Mintz Levin); John Fish (President & CEO, Suffolk Construction); Robert Reynolds (Chairman, President & CEO, Putnam Investments); Robert DeLeo (Speaker, Massachusetts House of Representatives); Joseph Grimaldi (President & CEO, Mullen). Check out that crowd!