Valerie Graves is a creative force in the field of advertising. As she recounts in her memoir Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be, Graves transferred childhood smarts and vision from her working class Michigan community to high-rise aspirations as a creative leader with UniWorld, Motown Records, and even President Bill Clinton. Host Paula Marantz Cohen revisits Gravess formative years and the avenue that led her to becoming one of the first African-American copywriters,... [see more] and then later directing ad campaigns for major corporate accounts like Ford, General Motors, AT&T, Burger King, General Foods, and Pepsi.
The Drexel InterView is a half-hour, original series featuring interesting people and interesting talk. Hosted by best-selling author, critic and Drexel University Distinguished Professor of English Paula Marantz Cohen, each episode features an interview with a noteworthy figure. Guests reflect a diversity of opinions and backgrounds and come from fields including art, politics, science and business.