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May 9, 2010
Ted Leonsis
Former Vice Chairman, AOL, and Author of "The Business of Happiness"
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Info: Our guest is Ted Leonsis whose new book is called "The Business of Happiness." Mr. Leonsis was at AOL from 1993 to 2006. He is Founder and Chairman of SnagFilms, a website where people can watch and share documentary videos. He has also produced films including "Nanking." Mr. Leonsis is owner of the Washington Capitals (Hockey), the Washington Mystics (WNBA Women's Basketball). He has just signed a purchase agreement for the Washington Wizards (NBA Men's Basketball). In this interview, Mr. Leonsis talks about changes in print and broadcast media since his time at AOL. He discusses documentary film production and shows clips from his "Nanking" documentary, which was based on the book, "The Rape of Nanking" by Iris Chang. Ted Leonsis also talks about SnagFilms and his philosophy of "filmanthropy." He explains the role of a sports team owner and what it means in a community.





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