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June 27, 2007 |
Robert Vincent Wright, 88, a longtime television writer whose credits included "Maverick," "Bonanza" and "Lost in Space," died of acute bronchitis and pneumonia June 17 at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. In 1958, Wright was nearly 40 years old and the supervisor of motion pictures in the engineering division of what was then known as the Boeing Airplane Co. in Seattle when he wrote his first TV script, an episode of "Maverick."
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July 30, 2005 |
Robert Wright, a Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist whose songwriting collaboration with George "Chet" Forrest included the hit Broadway musicals "Song of Norway," "Kismet" and "Grand Hotel," has died. He was 90. Wright, a three-time Oscar nominee, died of natural causes Wednesday at his home in Miami, said Doug Holmes, his assistant.
July 15, 2001 |
Robert Wright, NBC Inc.'s chief executive, holds the record as the longest-running head of any broadcast network for good reason. Since he took the helm in 1986--shortly after General Electric Co. bought its parent company, RCA--Wright has turned NBC into the nation's most profitable network with a disciplined financial approach that often chafes against Hollywood's free-spending style.
May 9, 2001 |
In a move that establishes a new line of succession at NBC, the network promoted NBC News President Andrew Lack to president and chief operating officer Tuesday, giving the network a second in command for the first time since 1986, when Robert Wright became president. Wright was named chairman and will remain chief executive. The move frees Wright, 58, who also is vice chairman of NBC parent General Electric Co.
May 2, 2001 |
In a move that left Home Box Office executives angry and puzzled, NBC President Robert Wright recently wrote to select members of Hollywood's production community soliciting views about "The Sopranos" and its influence on popular entertainment--at the same time stressing that the pay-television series is "a show which we could not and would not air on NBC because of the violence, language and nudity."
February 6, 2000 |
Humans are pattern-seeking, storytelling animals. We look for and find patterns in our world and in our lives, then weave narratives around those patterns to bring them to life and give them meaning. Such is the stuff of which myth, religion, history and science are made. Sometimes the patterns we find represent reality--DNA as the basis of heredity or the fossil record as the history of life, for example.