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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 27, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007.
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Broadcasting pioneer Stanton dead at 98

BOSTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A pioneer in TV broadcasting development, Frank Stanton died this weekend in Boston at the age of 98.

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UPI almanac for Friday, Oct. 27, 2006.
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TV Museum to honor new shows

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Museum of Television and Radio's 23rd annual William S. Paley TV festival is honoring newer shows this year, it was announced Thursday.

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2005 with 65 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 27, the 301st day of 2004 with 65 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2003 with 65 to follow.
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Analysis: TV news for fun and profit

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- A main topic of conversation in U.S. media Monday was a New York Times story about the lengths CBS is prepared to go to in pursuit of an exclusive interview wit
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2002 with 65 to follow.
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Analysis: Has 'Nightline' had its day?

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Whatever the outcome of the Walt Disney Co.'s clumsy attempt to replace the long-running "Nightline" on ABC with the comedy stylings of David Letterman, the inc
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2001 with 65 to follow.
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William Samuel Paley (September 28, 1901 – October 26, 1990) was the chief executive who built Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) from a small radio network into one of the foremost radio and television network operations in the United States.

Paley's father, Samuel Paley, a Ukrainian Jewish immigrant, ran a cigar company and, as the company became increasingly successful, the new millionaire moved his family to Philadelphia in the early 1920s. William Paley matriculated at Western Military Academy in Alton, IL then received his college degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in expectation that he would take an increasingly active role running the family cigar business.

The younger Paley's career took a fateful turn in 1927 when his father, brother-in-law and some business partners bought a struggling Philadelphia-based radio network of 16 stations called the Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System. Paley Senior's intention had been to use his acquisition as nothing more than an advertising medium for promoting the family's cigar business, which included the La Palina brand. Within a year, under William's leadership, cigar sales had more than doubled, and, in 1928, the Paley family secured majority ownership of the network. Within a decade, Paley had expanded the network to 114 affiliate stations with WCAU radio and later WCAU TV as the flagship stations.

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