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William S. Paley

An American businessman who brought CBS to prominence. He started in his family's cigar business, which purchased a number of radio stations in Philadelphia, primarily to advertise the cigars. Paley pioneered quality programming to draw advertisers. He served as owner and executive of CBS for most of his career. He lived from 1901 to 1990.
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Bill Paley said the leaK in Bull Green Road, thought to be coming from a stop valve, started as a "tricKle" and then became a "stream.
He will focus on media pioneers Bill Paley and Henry Luce and how they both changed the heavily influenced media forever, back in the 1950's.
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After that, CBS' Bill Paley devised a way to produce the programs and sell only the airtime to the advertisers.
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For 17 years, Harrison met with other board members, including Sulzberger, the Washington Post's Katherine Graham and Ben Bradlee, and CBS'S Bill Paley.
the despotic, foul-mouthed, autocratic ruler of Columbia Studios; Sally BedeIl Smith quite brutally cut CBS' Bill Paley down to size, and similar jobs were done on Frank Capra, Barbara Walters, Sam Goldwyn, Louis B.