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June 14, 2010 | Times staff and wire reports
Robert J. Wussler, a CNN co-founder and a longtime CBS executive, has died after a long illness. He was 73. Wussler died June 5 at his home in Westport, Conn., spokesman Arthur Sando said. Robert Joseph Wussler was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Newark, N.J., and graduated in 1957 from Seton Hall University with a bachelor's in communication arts. He started his 21-year career at CBS working in the mailroom and rose to become head of the sports division and then president of the network.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2010 | Times staff and wire reports
Robert J. Wussler, a CNN co-founder and a longtime CBS executive, has died after a long illness. He was 73. Wussler died June 5 at his home in Westport, Conn., spokesman Arthur Sando said. Robert Joseph Wussler was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Newark, N.J., and graduated in 1957 from Seton Hall University with a bachelor's in communication arts. He started his 21-year career at CBS working in the mailroom and rose to become head of the sports division and then president of the network.
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October 31, 1989 | LESLIE CAULEY, THE BALTIMORE SUN
Robert J. Wussler is not exactly your run-of-the-mill Washington executive. A 30-year veteran of broadcasting, Wussler has spent his entire career working in the glittering world of network television, rubbing shoulders with the famous, the politically powerful and the rich. He has Hollywood connections and Walter Cronkite's home phone number. He is the kind of guy who always has a ringside seat at heavyweight prize fights, right next to billionaire Donald J.
BUSINESS
October 31, 1989 | LESLIE CAULEY, THE BALTIMORE SUN
Robert J. Wussler is not exactly your run-of-the-mill Washington executive. A 30-year veteran of broadcasting, Wussler has spent his entire career working in the glittering world of network television, rubbing shoulders with the famous, the politically powerful and the rich. He has Hollywood connections and Walter Cronkite's home phone number. He is the kind of guy who always has a ringside seat at heavyweight prize fights, right next to billionaire Donald J.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 1985 | From Associated Press
The National Geographic Society has moved its "Explorer" adventure television series to Ted Turner's cable-delivered WTBS, on the promise of a better time slot and "several millions of dollars" in support. "It's a good deal of money on our part, but we feel it is a good investment," said WTBS President Robert J. Wussler. The program now runs on the Nickelodeon cable channel in a three-hour version. It will move to a Sunday slot in a two-hour version on Feb. 2, with a repeat on Mondays.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1987 | AL DELUGACH
William C. Bevins Jr., who for years has handled the often hectic job of financing the business ventures thought up by maverick broadcaster R. E. (Ted) Turner, has turned in his resignation as chief financial officer of Turner Broadcasting System. According to some reports, he may become an executive for Los Angeles financier Kirk Kerkorian. The 41-year-old Bevins was not available for comment.
BUSINESS
June 18, 1994 | KATHRYN HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With two bold and quick moves, billionaire Ronald O. Perelman has pushed his 54%-owned New World Communications Group Inc. from relative obscurity to the attention of Wall Street. An alignment with Fox and the recruitment of programming whiz Brandon Tartikoff have added sizzle to the stock, which jumped this week to a high of $14.175--up 50% from its price a month ago.
SPORTS
August 11, 1989 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
After considering more than 65 candidates for commissioner earlier this summer, National Football League club owners are now interviewing still others. They are declining to name names, but many of the original candidates are still on the list. This week's developments, through Thursday: --Some of the leading figures in corporate America have been, or will be, contacted at the request of Heidrick and Struggles, the New York search firm employed by the NFL at a cost of $200,000.
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