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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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About the CBS Television Network CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System.
differentiates neutral observers who stand outside what they observe (like William Paley or the explorers who come across a clearing in John Wisdom's famous "Gods") from committed beholders (like Darwin and, I would add, herself) who stand within the awesome realm they love, see, and reflect on.
As former Vice President and Publisher of McGraw-Hill's trade business books division, Jeffrey Krames has personally edited and published more than 300 business books, including many award-winning, best-selling titles on business luminaries that include Jack Welch, Michael Ovitz, Ross Perot, William Paley, Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Herb Kelleher and Lou Gerstner among others.
Then later, the scene changed to Pearl's on West 48th Street where William Paley had put up a part of the money, and the theater's Irene Sharaff did the decor, and you saw Dietrich, Bacall and Mitchum and a funny guy named Woody Allen.
The anchor of ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" joins the ranks of past award recipients including news anchors Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams and Tom Brokaw; newspaper publishers Katharine Graham, Al Neuharth and Otis Chandler; television executives William Paley, Frank Stanton and Ted Turner; and newspaper journalists Ben Bradlee, Helen Thomas and Bob Woodward.
THE WATCHMAKER ANALOGY MADE famous by William Paley the analogy is a teleological argument - an argument for the existence of God or a creator based on perceived evidence of order, intelligence, purpose, design, or direction.
This phrase is attributed to William Paley, a British Christian apologist and philosopher who was quoted in 1879 as saying, "Here is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance.
English clergyman William Paley (1743-1805) professed that if a person found a watch in an empty field, its Intricate design and practical purpose would lead that person to conclude that the watch had a watchmaker.
While broadcasting a weekly show on WJR in the late 1920s, Coughlin was heard by CBS owner William Paley.
William Paley, a contemporary of Darwin, used the analogy of the finding of a watch to illustrate purposeful design and construction.
Today some people cite the arguments of William Paley that the design exhibited in the living world proves the existence of an intelligent designer.
Chapter 2 ("Setting the Scene") explores the intellectual trends that prepared the way for Darwin's theoretical innovations, including very useful discussions of Robert Chambers, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and William Paley.