Belated Valentine’s Day to NBCU’s Doug Holloway
February 15, 2007 1:25 PM
Wow! Just got my paws on the list of the “Top 10 Most Powerful Blacks in Hollywood,” to be published in the March issue of Black Enterprise which hits the news stands Feb. 21. Coming in at number seven is Douglas V. Holloway, President, Cable Investments, NBC Universal Cable.
He’s certainly keeping good company here. At the top of the list, no surprise is Oprah Winfrey, followed by Richard Parsons, Time Warner Inc’s chairman & CEO. Elsewhere on the list, also no surprise here, are household names like Magic Johnson, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith and Tyra Banks.
So glad to see Holloway, who I’ve known for eons, make the cut. So let’s congratulate our friend for his well deserved award by sharing our favorite “Douglas” stories. I have many, but my most recent is a breakfast date at the Princeton Club that went amuck that brutally frigid Monday after the Super Bowl.
What few people know about Holloway is that family comes before anything. His son had taken ill that morning, and being the great father that he is, he rushed him to the doctor, totally forgetting about me. He called later that morning expressing profuse apologies. But it was OK, we caught up later. I admire how he has always been there to help me understand the never dull cable business.
So congrats to our pal and let’s hear some other tales about a guy who takes the time and enjoys mentoring one and all.