Templeton Film With Chattanooga Connections To Be Shown On Bloomberg TV

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Sir John Templeton film Contrarian will some Chattanooga connections will be on Bloomberg Television nationwide tonight (Thursday), Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. EST.  

Bloomberg Television is Channel 148 for EPB Subscribers and Channel 251 for Comcast users. 

Lauren Templeton and Scott Phillips own an investment management firm in Chattanooga (Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC).  Lauren is the great niece of Sir John Marks Templeton, who grew up in Winchester, Tn., as did many of his family.  

In this film, both Lauren and husband Scott, as well as many others are interviewed and appear in it.  Lauren’s father, Handly Templeton, who still lives in Winchester, and Harvey Templeton, who lives in Cleveland, Tn., also appear in it.

Starting on Jan. 1, 2014, the film will be streamed for a limited period on Bloomberg.com.  You can view a short trailer at http://www.tennesseecontrarian.com/.  

Below is a brief summary of the movie from the film’s website:

“Narrated by Fred Dalton Thompson and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, Contrarian chronicles the life of philanthropist and legendary investor, John Templeton, who ranks among the top investors of all time, alongside Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch.  In fact, long before Buffett and Lynch were on the radar, thousands of people were trekking to Templeton’s annual meetings – making Templeton the first true rock star investor.

"Raised in a small rural town in Tennessee, John was profoundly influenced by his mother who encouraged his sense of adventure from an early age.  She also imbued in her son an indefatigable sense of optimism, which proved to be indispensable years later when John’s father lost everything with a risky bet on cotton futures. Undeterred, John stayed on at Yale (and later at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar), paying his own way with the earnings from three jobs and nightly poker games.  John’s resilience and his meteoric rise as an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist can be attributed to lessons learned in his youth: think differently, live frugally, be willing to bet against conventional thinking, and, above all, be honest. Which made Templeton unique, particularly on Wall Street.

"But John’s story does not end there.  Once he made his fortune, he continued to defy convention, looking at things differently. Only instead of stocks and bonds, the topics now included some of the world’s oldest questions.  Why are we here? Is there evidence of God?  To study these issues, John sought to bring together the brightest scientists and theologians – building bridges between people who had never worked together.

"Fiercely independent, broadminded, and unconventional, John always remained true to who he was.”


Luken Announces Everyman's War Veterans Day Broadcast Event

Luken Communications, LLC, in cooperation with One Eighty Films and X Factor Entertainment Group, will honor our nation's veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 11, with the broadcast premiere of the feature film Everyman's War. This primetime Veterans Day event will be simulcast on Luken Communications' networks Retro TV, The Heartland Network, TUFF TV and The Family Channel beginning at 8 ... (click for more)

Mid South Symphonic Band Concert Performance On Oct. 26

The Mid-South Symphonic Band will present its Fall Pops Concert on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road.  The concert is free to the public. The program will take a musical pops journey around the world as the band plays music from Broadway to Michigan, Liverpool to Chattanooga.  The selections include "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Firm Gets $1,010,000 Contract For Overseeing VW Expansion For New SUV Line

A Chattanooga firm is getting the contract for overseeing the construction work for the new SUV line at the Volkswagen plant. Officials said the EMJ Corporation has been selected for the project that will give a new surge of activity and employment at the plant at the Enterprise South Industrial Park. The work includes additions to the body shop and tech center and adding ... (click for more)

Man Airlifted To Erlanger After Early Morning Crash In Bradley County

Bradley County EMS responded to an early morning crash Thursday at 7 a.m. at the intersection of Lauderdale Memorial Highway and Walker Valley Road in Charleston. Three ambulances and an EMS supervisor responded to the scene. There were three vehicles involved and one car left the roadway.   One adult man suffered serious injuries and it was determined that he needed ... (click for more)

Chairs Cost How Much?

Many times while growing up, I would go to the store with my parents. More often than not, I would see something I wanted, and ask my parents to buy it for me. More often than not, they said no. “Why?” I asked. “Son, money doesn’t grow on trees.” That’s a phrase I’m sure many of us have heard more than once over the course of our lives. However, I have since learned that they were ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Dear Friend Luther

One sunny morning in June years ago, the renowned radio icon Luther Masingill was on his way back to the WDEF studios on South Broad Street when he stopped for a red light and noticed a young couple in a car idling next to his familiar light blue Ford pickup. “What caught my eye was a buck-toothed boy eating a banana in the back seat,” he explained in an aside to that day’s lunchtime ... (click for more)