About Jim Stovall
Jim Stovall has been a national champion
Olympic weightlifter, a successful investment broker, and an entrepreneur.
He is Co-Founder and President of the Narrative Television Network
which makes movies and television accessible for our nation's 13 million
blind and visually impaired people and their families. Although
originally designed for people who are blind and visually impaired, over
NTN's nationwide audience is made up of fully-sighted people who simply
enjoy the programming.
The Narrative Television Network has received an Emmy Award and an International Film and Video Award among its many industry honors.
NTN has grown to include over 1,200 cable systems and broadcast stations reaching virtually every home in the United States, and NTN is shown in eleven foreign countries. NTN programming is also presented via the Internet at NarrativeTV.com, serving millions of people around the world.
In 2000, Stovall was selected as the one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. The President's Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Stovall as the 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year. Stovall was recently selected as the 2000 International Humanitarian of the Year joining Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa as recipients of this honor.
He has appeared on Good Morning America and CNN, and has been featured in Reader's Digest, TV Guide, and Time magazine, as well as Forbes magazine and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of You Don't Have to Be Blind to See, Success Secrets of Super Achievers, The Way I See the World, and recently released The Ultimate Gift, among his 15 titles.
In 2010, Stovall received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Council of the Blind for his work with the Narrative Television Network.
In 2011, Stovall was named Chairman of the Description Leadership Network (DLN) made up of all of the key producers and providers in the description industry.