Lisa Napoli is a journalist whose last staff job was on the public
radio show "Marketplace". An early chronicler of the dawn of the
World Wide Web as a columnist at the New York Times
CyberTimes, she has also been the Internet correspondent at MSNBC.
She began her career at CNN, worked in local news in North
Carolina, and has directed several documentaries about Southern
RAY & JOAN is a quintessentially American tale of corporate intrigue and private passion: a struggling Mad Men-era salesman with a vision for a fast-food franchise that would become one of the world’s most enduring brands, and a beautiful woman willing to risk her marriage and her reputation to promote controversial causes that touched her deeply. To the outside world, Ray and Joan were happy, enormously rich and giving. But privately, Joan was growing troubled over Ray’s temper and dark secret, something she was reluctant to publicly reveal. And yet, this volatility paved the way for Joan’s transformation into one of the greatest philanthropists of our time. Together, the two stories form a compelling portrait of the twentieth century: a story of big business, big love, and big giving.