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December 18, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN
Stephen A. Weiswasser, senior vice president and general counsel for Capital Cities/ABC Inc., has been named executive vice president of the ABC Television Network Group, one of the most senior positions at the network. He will report to John B. Sias, president of the ABC TV Network Group. The appointment thrusts Weiswasser, 50, into an operating post from the senior staff job he has held since 1986 and gives him a clear shot at running the Network Group when Sias retires next year.
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December 18, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN
Stephen A. Weiswasser, senior vice president and general counsel for Capital Cities/ABC Inc., has been named executive vice president of the ABC Television Network Group, one of the most senior positions at the network. He will report to John B. Sias, president of the ABC TV Network Group. The appointment thrusts Weiswasser, 50, into an operating post from the senior staff job he has held since 1986 and gives him a clear shot at running the Network Group when Sias retires next year.
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BUSINESS
October 2, 1991
Stephen A. Weiswasser, a senior vice president of Capital Cities-ABC Inc., was named Tuesday as executive vice president of ABC News. The post had been vacant for three years. Weiswasser, who has no journalistic background, is a lawyer who joined Cap Cities-ABC in 1986 as chief attorney. "He has the experience and commitment to journalistic excellence that is necessary for the task at hand," ABC News President Roone Arledge said in a statement.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1995
The video joint venture among four phone companies and Walt Disney Co. is being christened Americast, with Capital Cities/ABC Inc. executive Stephen A. Weiswasser named its chief executive. Weiswasser's appointment had been expected as word began spreading throughout Hollywood last week that he was in line for the job. Currently president of Cap Cities/ABC's multimedia group, Weiswasser will head Americast starting Nov. 1.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1993 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Friedman, the executive producer of ABC's "World News Tonight," has been named executive vice president of ABC News, the network announced on Monday. The move, which had been anticipated, puts Friedman in place as the No. 2 executive at the top-ranked network news division under ABC News president Roone Arledge. The promotion, sources said, means that ABC News now has in place an heir apparent to take over the presidency of ABC News some years from now when the 61-year-old Arledge retires.
BUSINESS
August 23, 1996 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Americast, the television venture formed by four regional telephone companies and Walt Disney Co., agreed Thursday to purchase $1 billion worth of digital set-top boxes from Zenith Electronics Corp., whose stock price jumped 50% on the news. The 3 million boxes will be put to use the middle of next year, when the first of Americast's partners, BellSouth Corp., starts to bundle phone and digital television services for sale to its customers in New Orleans in competition with cable operators.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department on Thursday came out in favor of repealing federal regulations that prohibit television networks from profiting from the lucrative rerun market.
BUSINESS
October 20, 2000 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal regulators are extending their review of the America Online-Time Warner deal because of complaints that a merged company would end up with dominant control of the promising field of interactive television. Interactive television is a potentially multibillion-dollar market of electronic commerce and video fees that Hollywood and Madison Avenue hope to harness by melding television and the Internet.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
ABC, whose "Amerika" miniseries has angered the left, the right, the Soviet Union and the United Nations even before it has aired, now has a letter of concern signed by three former U.S. secretaries of State. In it, Edmund Muskie, Alexander M. Haig and Dean Rusk urged the network to provide programming about U.N. peacekeeping operations to offset the miniseries' depictions of oppression by Soviet-controlled U.N. forces. The 14 1/2-hour production, to air Feb.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marcy Carsey, one of the producers of the television hits "The Cosby Show" and "Roseanne," went to Washington last week to lobby on behalf of independent producers who want to keep their sole rights to reruns of television shows. When one of the congressmen she was visiting remarked that he thought the dispute between the networks and the producers over these rights was just a skunk fight between "the wealthy and the very rich," Carsey protested.
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