An Evening With Vernon Jordan, is a one-on-one interview of Vernon Jordan, one of the most iconic civic and business leaders of today. Taped in front of a live audience at the New York Times Center in New York City and hosted by veteran PBS-TV journalist, Gwen Ifill, An Evening With Vernon Jordan begins with a moving musical photo tribute to Vernon Jordan sung by tenor Rodrick Dixon. Intermixed within the show are live appearances from Charlayne Hunter-Gault who integrated the University of Georgia... [see more] in 1961 accompanied by Jordan. Also appearing are two Fortune 500 CEOs: Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express and Ursula Burns, CEO of the Xerox Corporation who credit their careers to Jordan. Vernon's life story is the embodiment of the American dream from the public projects of Atlanta to the corridors of power in both the political and business arenas, he has seen and done it all. But, perhaps what is most inspirational about Vernon is that he has used his power with a single-minded purpose - to make our society more just and our country more equal. He attended DePauw University in Greencastle, graduating from there in 1958 as the only African American in his class. From there, he went on to attend Howard University Law School before going to work for the NAACP, the Voter Education Project and the United Negro College Fund. The National Urban League would experience tremendous growth under Jordan.