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Subject: Fred Silverman, Former CBS Executive and President of NBC and ABC

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Date Posted: Thursday, January 30, 12:16:00pm


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Imdb.Thursday, January 30, 12:17:16pm
To call this man just 'influential' is an understatement. Fred Silverman RAN American TV in the 1970s and 80s, loved and hated by colleagues, he often ran his TV success by his 'gut feeling' carving out the future viewing tasted of the audiences w/hit programming, from "Happy Days" to "ROOTS", to "Scoobie Doo", Silverman shaped the pop cluture with his Gladiator style yea/nay of his thumb, created classic TV. ...L.A.TImesFriday, January 31, 04:17:48pm
FUN FACT: Silverman was also known as an axe-man, who campaigned for sweep cancellation of all the game shows that CBS aired in prime time: What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth, and Password! (NT)Yeesh.Wednesday, February 05, 11:27:41pm
I remember he made ABC the dominant network in the '70's then went to save NBC and ran into problems (NT)Remember "Supertrain" - one of his bigges flopsThursday, February 06, 06:22:16am

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