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  2. William S. Paley - Wikipedia

    William Samuel Paley (September 28, 1901 – October 26, 1990) was an American businessman, primarily involved in the media, and best known as the chief executive who built the Columbia Broadcasting System ( CBS) from a small radio network into one of the foremost radio and television network operations in the United States. [1]

  3. William S. Paley | Biography & Facts | Britannica

    William S. Paley, (born September 28, 1901, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died October 26, 1990, New York, New York), American broadcaster who served as the Columbia Broadcasting System’s president (1928–46), chairman of the board (1946–83), founder chairman (1983–86), acting chairman (1986–87), and chairman (1987–90).

  4. William S. Paley - New World Encyclopedia

    William S. Paley (September 28, 1901 – October 26, 1990), coming from a family of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, was the chief executive who built CBS from a small radio network to the dominant radio and television network operation in America.

  5. The William S. Paley Collection | MoMA

    Mr. Paley, founder and guiding spirit of CBS and a towering figure in the modern entertainment, communication, and news-dissemination industries, left his collection of more than eighty works of art to the William S. Paley Foundation for donation to The Museum of Modern Art, where he was chairman emeritus at the time of his death in October 1990.

  6. History - Paley Center

    William S. Paley was one of the towering figures in the history of both radio and television broadcasting. He created what became CBS, and by the time he died in 1990 at the age of eighty-nine, he had remained at or near its helm for more than sixty years.

  7. William S. Paley, Builder of CBS, Dies at 89 - The New York Times

    William S. Paley, who personified the power, glamour, allure and influence of CBS Inc., the communications empire he built, died last night at his home in Manhattan. He was 89 years old. His...

  8. A Legacy of Innovation: Works from the William S. Paley...

    T he name William S. Paley (1901-1990) will be forever intertwined with that of two of the great institutions born in the 20th century: Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc (CBS), which he transformed from a small radio network in the 1920s to a giant of American broadcasting, and MoMA – the first museum dedicated to Modern Art (founded in 1929) …

  9. William S. Paley (1901-1990) - Find a Grave Memorial

    Businessman. Paley was born in 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, to a prominent cigar manufacturer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1928 he purchased a struggling radio network for $400,000, and later turned into the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) media empire. He made it into a $3 billion-a-year conglomerate...


    William S. Paley, 89, founder and chairman of the Columbia Broadcasting System and one of the most powerful and influential figures in the history of American radio and television, died at his...

  11. William Paley | British philosopher and priest | Britannica

    William Paley, (born July 1743, Peterborough, Northamptonshire [now in Cambridgeshire], England—died May 25, 1805, Lincoln, Lincolnshire), English Anglican priest, Utilitarian philosopher, and author of influential works on Christianity, ethics, and science, among them the standard exposition in English theology of the teleological argument ...