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November 13, 1994 | Michele Willens, Michele Willens is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Michael Gartner vividly recalls when, in 1989, as president of NBC News, he sat down for a meeting with Alfred Geller, the agent renegotiating Connie Chung's contract. "Geller plopped down and put his feet on the table," Gartner says. "He had a few buttons of his shirt open with his rather large stomach sticking out. He proceeded to tell me he wanted $3 million a year for Connie, her own prime-time show, she got to pick the producer and . . . he wanted a quick answer.
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November 13, 1994 | Michele Willens, Michele Willens is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Michael Gartner vividly recalls when, in 1989, as president of NBC News, he sat down for a meeting with Alfred Geller, the agent renegotiating Connie Chung's contract. "Geller plopped down and put his feet on the table," Gartner says. "He had a few buttons of his shirt open with his rather large stomach sticking out. He proceeded to tell me he wanted $3 million a year for Connie, her own prime-time show, she got to pick the producer and . . . he wanted a quick answer.
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October 22, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
After five months of talks, CBS and Walter Cronkite reached agreement Friday on a new contract that will keep the renowned newsman on the air at the network where he has worked for the past 38 years. The 10-year pact will permit him to do other outside broadcasting projects as well--but not for ABC or NBC. The former "CBS Evening News" anchor signed the agreement Friday, according to his agent, Ron Konecky.
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