– This Four-Part Series focuses on America’s food, transportation, energy and manufacturing industries. –
Viewers will be in for a new experience as they take to the skies for an epic journey and aerial look at the complex networks and systems that keep America running. Technology expert and communications attorney Yul Kwon (winner of “Survivor: Cook Islands”) serves as the adventurous host and guide for this four-part series, helping viewers discover and appreciate the vast infrastructure that makes our modern lives possible.
Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18 at 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25 at 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2 at 10:00 p.m.
About the Host - Yul Kwon
Yul has enjoyed a diverse career across technology, business, law, public policy and media. He obtained his B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, serving on the editorial board of the Yale Law Journal and later clerking for Judge Barrington Parker on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Yul’s early career focused on the intersection of technology, law and policy. He practiced transactional law with Venture Law Group and communications law with Wiltshire & Grannis. He served as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, for whom he helped draft the Homeland Security Act, authored a landmark bill on nanotechnology and organized a congressional caucus on science and technology. Yul then transitioned into the business sector, first working at McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant before joining Google, Inc.’s Business Operations and Strategy group.
In 2006, Yul became the first Asian American to win the CBS reality show “Survivor.” Throughout the show’s controversial, racially segregated season, Yul applied the leadership and social skills he developed over his career to lead multi-racial teams and break stereotypes about Asian Americans in the media. Following “Survivor,” he worked as a special correspondent for CNN, co-hosted a show for Discovery Channel and became an adjunct instructor for the FBI, where he helped teach a counterintelligence course on social dynamics.
Yul was appointed by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to become deputy chief of the FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, in which role he served from 2009 to 2011. As one of the key officials charged with transforming the FCC into a more pro-consumer agency, Yul oversaw a bureau-wide reorganization and developed regulatory initiatives to promote consumer choice and protection. He also spearheaded a series of FCC task forces and working groups on children’s issues, broadband adoption in minority communities and distracted driving.
Yul is active in a wide range of charities, particularly those seeking to increase the number of minority bone marrow donors. He is the vice chair of the Council of Korean American Leaders and sits on the advisory boards of the Asian American Justice Center and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Yul has been profiled in VIBE magazine’s annual “Juice” issue of people with power, People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue and Entrepreneur magazine.
Go to www.pbs.org/america-revealed for more information about Yul Kwon and this program.
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