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Mill owner Caesar Cone reflects on the textile industry and what he views as the pernicious influence of government in business and society.
Jim Goodnight describes the founding and growth of his corporation, SAS.
Kenneth Iverson, president of Nucor Steel, describes his approach to business, Nucor's success, and the changing profile of the steel industry in the United States.
Private waste management company owner Lonnie Poole discusses the past and present of his incredibly successful endeavor.
A couple recalls living and working in the difficult conditions of North Carolina's cotton mill towns.
Chairman and CEO of Quintiles Transnational Corporation describes his company's success and his business philosophy.
Eleanor Copenhaver Anderson remembers her work with the YWCA industrial department over the course of forty years. She describes the impact liberalism and communism had on organizing textile mill labor unions.
Asa T. Spaulding, the first African American actuary in North Carolina and former president of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, recalls his early life and weighs his contributions to the insurance business and society at large.
Sherwood Smith, chairman of the board of Carolina Power and Light, reflects on the energy business, and business in general, in North Carolina from the 1960s to the late 1990s.
Terry Sanford was a North Carolina governor and Democratic United States senator. This interview describes his political career since 1960, including his unsuccessful presidential runs and his term as president of Duke University.
John G. Medlin Jr., CEO of Wachovia, discusses the growth of the Charlotte-based bank.