Closer Look: The Home Depot Co-Founder Bernie Marcus; Women in Film and Television; And More

Bernie Marcus, co founder of The Home Depot, sat down with "Closer Look" to talk about his life and career.
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Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about the emergence of a secret recording of gubernatorial candidate and current Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, which was given to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News. The recording is from a conversation back in May between Cagle and former gubernatorial candidate Clay Tippins, following the primary election. During the conversation, Cagle says he worked to pass an education bill even though he thought it was bad public policy. Cagle faces Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the July 24 GOP run-off.
  • In other news, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has filled some key executive positions. Airport General Manager Roosevelt Council, Jr., is now the city’s Chief Financial Officer. Interim Fire Chief Randall B. Slaughter has been permanently promoted to the role of Fire Chief. And human resources executive Marian Y. Woods is the Human Resources Commissioner.
  • 3:08: It’s been nearly 40 years since The Home Depot was founded, with its first stores opening in Atlanta. Bernie Marcus co-founded the company with Arthur Blank after both were fired from the Handy Dan Improvement Centers. Since that time, Marcus has become a driving force of major philanthropy in Georgia. Bernie Marcus joins us in studio to talk about his life and career.
  • 40:13: In part three of our exploration of Georgia’s film industry, a look at women who are working behind the scenes in the state’s film and television productions. We speak with Sara Tremblay, VFX producer, set supervisor and compositor at Crafty Apes VFX.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.