William S. Paley


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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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Built by CBS President William S. Paley and named for his father, this .9-acre gem was designed by Harold Breen Jr.
The next blockbuster runs December 17 through February 7: the William S. Paley Collection of 19th-and 20th-century art from the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
It is all you will ever want to know about CBS Chairman William S. Paley (and more) and his circle of celebrities.
The reason: The estate of company founder William S. Paley, who died in October, found itself with an enormous estate tax bill due by July 1991.
The Life of William S. Paley by Sally Bedell Smith (Simon & Schuster, 782 p.) effectively, brutally and with enormous skill debunks the stubborn myths about the fabled CBS chairman as the media pioneer whose intellect, taste, business acumen and programming skill created one of the greatest television networks of all times.
PaleyFest LA, the TV festival held by the William S. Paley Center for Media, will host a plethora of popular casts, and tickets go on sale soon.
Network execs worried about the future of traditional sitcoms and dramas would have been encouraged by the Museum of Television and Radio's 21st annual William S. Paley Television Festival.