William S. Paley: The Eye of CBS
First Aired: June 25, 2000
Profiling William S. Paley (1901-90), the head CBS, who developed a small radio company into a powerhouse media empire. Included: his beginnings as the son of immigrants; his early work in his father's cigar factory; how he developed CBS stars Jack Benny, Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite. Narrated by Harry Smith.
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- Premiered: February 16, 1987
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter G… (more)