November 1, 1994 |
The sense of nausea and panic that used to grip NBC executives every morning when they got the ratings flashes on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is easing. For the first time in 14 months, some in Burbank must be thinking that they didn't make the worst blunder in television history after all.
October 14, 1990 |
At a posh Burbank restaurant Gary Lieberthal, chairman of Columbia Pictures Television, was lunching with Jerry Katzman, head of the TV division at the William Morris Agency and Ricky Schroeder's agent, the squeaky-clean adolescent star from "Silver Spoons." Just as the waiter served the appetizers, Lieberthal reached into his breast pocket and pulled out a million-dollar check made out to Schroeder.
July 15, 1986
Coca-Cola named Gary Lieberthal chairman and chief executive of Embassy Communications, the entertainment unit involved in production and distribution of television programming. At the same time, Glenn Padnick was named president of Embassy Communications and will continue to be president of Embassy Television. He will report to Lieberthal.
March 18, 1987
Barbara Corday, president of Columbia Pictures Television since 1984, will take on the additional duties of overseeing another Coca-Cola television subsidiary, Embassy Communications, beginning in mid-May. Corday, 42, will serve as president and chief operating officer of Columbia/Embassy Television, overseeing production and development at both units. The appointment was announced as part of a restructuring by Gary Lieberthal, chairman and chief executive of Columbia/Embassy.
October 14, 1987
The entertainment business sector of Coca-Cola Co. and Tri-Star Pictures said they plan to consolidate the television businesses of both companies into one operating unit as part of a previously announced plan to combine the overall entertainment units of the Coca-Cola division and Tri-Star.