Producer, journalist, youth advocate, speaker and host George Addison is mostly known for his public affairs television series, The National Black Business Report which aired to some 14 million households via cable and public broadcast stations in America and the Caribbean

     His current series The Business of Giving is scheduled for release in the Summer of 2011.  Mr. Addison has interviewed such notables as Muhammad Ali, NBA Hall of Fame basketball player Oscar
Robertson, Filmmaker Gordon Parks, Sr., and others.
The Business of Giving Profiles individuals,

     In addition, he is founder of The Positive Images That Invoke Self Esteem (P.I.T.I.S.E.) Institute a not-for-profit organization which works with at-risk youth and families in need.  A strong advocate of education he has appeared on nationally syndicated shows and news programs across America to discuss the impact of crime and violence on youth and their communities.
     His organization recently held a celebration to raise awareness on issues impacting military dependent youth, their families and veterans.  His upcoming projects include the documentary “ In the Name of the Children,” the motivational book series “Moments in the Shadow of Greatness,Take What  the Defense Gives You, and the Three “P” Principle.”

     Many of the successes enjoyed by Mr. Addison did not happen overnight.  He served as editor and journalist for the Department of Defense and the United States Army.  He’s written articles for various civilian / governmental  newspapers and published the National Black Business Quarterly magazine.

     An avid supporter of educational and youth related issues, his passion for service and helping others is based on many of his own personal life experiences and motivated him to create the “Positive Images That Invoke Self Esteem (P.I.T.I.S.E.) Institute, Inc.,”  In addition, he  used his media background to develop and implement a broadcast media curriculum for grades K-12  and served as liaison to the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorney General’s Task Force on Gangs and Youth Violence.

      A few of his recognitions include the “Service Through Excellent Performance (S.T.E.P.) Award” for helping youth develop positive behavioral, leadership, and self-esteem skills, the “City of Louisville, Kentucky – Mayor’s Citation Award,” past nominee of the “Small Business Advocate of the Year Award,” a Department of the Army (DOA) “Civilian of the Quarter Award,” and  contributor to the “Consortium for Policy Research in Education Project.”