Bob Johnson on Building BET

This is a fascinating conversation between Guy Raz and Bob Johnson. I had no idea he was a policy guy who then got into lobbying. His work at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association opened his eyes to the opportunity in cable TV, a nascent idea that hadn’t yet caught up with broadcast television.

The clearest thing that comes across in the interview is Johnson’s confidence – he seems to lack none, but I’m curious what he’s been like at his low points.