Robert (Bob) L. Johnson, president and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), in his Washington, DC Georgetown office in the early days of BET's evolution. June 5, 1981. The channel launched in 1980 and became a full-fledged cable channel in 1983.
A black-and-white photograph of Robert L. Johnson sitting behind a desk. He is adjusting a television knob with his right hand. He is looking directly at the camera. The photograph is stamped and inscribed on the back.