Robert L “Bob” Johnson, the founder of BET, was Interviewed by Jon Steinberg from DailyMail.com on November 5, 2015 at Strayer University's DC campus. It was a fascinating discussion about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Bob shared his story about how he had a dream in 1979 to start a cable network that was targeted to African Americans. It was a tough sell on Madison Avenue to get advertising agencies to buy in, but he had faith that his dream would work. BET was sold to Viacom in 2000 for $2.3B.