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May 30, 2010 |
Michael H. Jordan, a skilled troubleshooter who held leadership roles at CBS, PepsiCo and Westinghouse, died Tuesday in New York from complications related to cancer, CBS Corp. announced. He was 73. Jordan was instrumental in crafting the media conglomerate that became the CBS of today as its chairman and chief executive. As the top executive at Westinghouse Electric Corp., he engineered the acquisition of CBS in 1995. He later shed Westinghouse's industrial businesses and kept the media business.
March 27, 2007 |
In the wake of declining radio revenue, CBS Corp. said Monday that it was replacing Joel Hollander, chief executive of CBS Radio, with a former president of the group, Dan Mason. The nation's second-largest radio group announced this year that revenue declined 7% in the year ended Dec. 31 after shock jock Howard Stern was lured from CBS to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.
May 22, 1999 |
CBS Corp. television station group President Jonathan Klein plans to retire after 30 years with the broadcasting company, according to an internal memo sent by Klein to company managers. The 56-year-old Klein, who wasn't immediately available to comment, said in the memo that he would remain with the company during a transition period. He didn't indicate what he would do after leaving CBS. Klein was named head of the station group in 1995, after CBS was bought by Westinghouse Electric Corp.
October 6, 2005 |
Shareholders of Viacom Inc. will get half a share of the new Viacom and half a share of CBS Corp. for each share they currently hold when the media conglomerate splits into two companies, the company said. Viacom detailed terms of its plan to split into two public companies in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing but didn't give a date for when it expects to finish the breakup. Shares rose 81 cents to $31.99.
May 4, 2007 |
CBS Corp., producer of "60 Minutes" and the hit crime series "CSI," said Thursday that its first-quarter earnings fell 6%, hurt by the sale of radio stations and lower syndicated TV income. CBS, which also operates outdoor advertising and publishing units, said net income fell to $213.5 million, or 28 cents a share, from $226.9 million, or 30 cents, a year earlier. The latest quarter included a tax charge related to the sale of some radio stations. Excluding items, earnings rose 8% to $253.
January 8, 2008 |
In the latest unconventional move by a network to deal with the writers strike, CBS said Monday that it would air the first season of the Showtime serial-killer drama "Dexter" at 10 p.m. Sundays, beginning Feb. 17. It will mark the first time a full season of a premium cable drama series will be shown on network television. All 12 of "Dexter's" first-season episodes will be edited and broadcast on a dozen consecutive Sundays in the time slot occupied by "Shark," a CBS executive said.
November 16, 1999 |
CBS Corp., one of the biggest television and radio broadcasters, said it has completed its purchase of King World Productions Inc., the largest TV syndication company, for about $3.21 billion in stock. After about two months of delays, King World said 99% of its shareholders who cast ballots approved the sale to CBS. King World shareholders will get 0.81 of a share of CBS common stock for each of their King World shares. That's about $42.98 a share, or 2.
May 27, 2006 |
Howard Stern regained control of the master tapes from the last 20 years of his previous radio program in a settlement of the contentious lawsuit brought by his former bosses at CBS Radio. Stern's new employer, Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., agreed to pay $2 million to CBS Radio, CBS Corp.'s radio subsidiary, for the rights to the recordings, both sides said. Other details of the settlement remained confidential.
December 1, 1997 |
Westinghouse Electric Corp. will become CBS Corp. and move its headquarters from Pittsburgh to New York City today as part of the company's shift to media from its industrial roots. The company, founded 111 years ago as a maker of air brakes for trains, is assuming the name of the broadcast TV network it bought two years ago for $5.4 billion. Since then, Westinghouse has moved deeper into radio and TV, spending more than $9 billion to acquire stations.
July 5, 2008 |
A former accountant for Rachael Ray's TV cooking show has filed a $1-million lawsuit, saying he was forced out of his job because he has an eating disorder. Aaron Ferguson says in papers filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court that he has suffered from anorexia for about six years. He says his supervisor repeatedly exhibited "hostile behavior" and made "vile," discriminatory and hurtful comments. Ferguson said he began working in July 2007 for CBS Television Distributions Inc., a CBS Corp.