American television executives

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  1. Sean Combs
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    Sean Combs

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    Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Combs was born in Harlem and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. He worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding Bad Boy Records in 1993. He signed The Notorious B.I.G. and profited from the success of the artists he signed. He released his debut album No Way Out in 1997, which has been certified seven times platinum and was followed by successful albums such as Forever (1999), The Saga Continues... (2001) and Press Play (2006). In 2009 Combs formed the musical group Diddy – Dirty Money and released the critically well-reviewed and commercially successful album Last Train to Paris (2010).


  2. Master P
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    Master P

    93,294 views

    Percy Robert Miller, known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, author, filmmaker, record producer, philanthropist, and former basketball player. He is the founder of the record label No Limit Records, which was relaunched as New No Limit Records through Universal Records and Koch Records, then again as Guttar Music Entertainment, and finally, currently, No Limit Forever Records. He is the founder and CEO of P. Miller Enterprises, a conglomerate company, and Better Black Television, a cable television network.


  3. Dan Abrams
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    Dan Abrams

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    Dan Abrams is an American television host, legal commentator, Web entrepreneur and author, former anchor of Nightline and currently the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News. He worked as chief legal correspondent and analyst for NBC News, as General Manager of MSNBC and as an anchor for that network. He is the founder of seven web properties as well as a best-selling author whose writing regularly appears in print and online in a variety of outlets. Gotham (magazine) recently named him one of the most powerful men in New York's media scene.


  4. Ted Turner
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    Ted Turner

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    Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network more popularly known as CNN, the first 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television.


  5. Dick Powell
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    Dick Powell

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    Richard Ewing "Dick" Powell (November 14, 1904 – January 2, 1963) was an American singer, actor, film producer, film director and studio head. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility and successfully transformed into a hardbitten leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature. He was the first actor to portray the private detective Philip Marlowe on screen.


  6. Shawn Piller
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    Shawn Piller

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    Shawn Piller is a principal and executive producer at Piller/Segan/Shepherd, an independent content production company.


  7. Andy Cohen
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    Andy Cohen

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    Andrew "Andy" Cohen (born June 2, 1968) is an American talk show host and author. Cohen hosts the Bravo nightly series Watch What Happens: Live and is the author of a memoir, Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture. He is the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show. After holding the title as head of development for Bravo for over 10 years, Cohen resigned in November 2013. He continues to serve as an executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise and host of Watch What Happens: Live.


  8. Mark Cuban
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    Mark Cuban

    6,141 views

    Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American businessman, investor, film producer, author, television personality and philanthropist. He is the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. He is also a "shark" investor on the television series Shark Tank. In 2011, Cuban wrote an e-book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, in which he chronicles his life experiences in business and sports.


  9. Steve Sohmer
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    Steve Sohmer

    4,145 views

    Steve Sohmer (born June 26, 1941 in Savannah, Georgia) is a Shakespearean scholar, author of scholarly books and fiction, television writer and producer, and former network television and motion picture studio senior executive.


  10. Dwayne Hickman
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    Dwayne Hickman

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    Dwayne Bernard Hickman (born May 18, 1934) is an American former actor and television executive at CBS.


  11. Grant Tinker
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    Grant Tinker

    3,528 views

    Grant Almerin Tinker (born January 11, 1925) is the former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986, co-founder of MTM Enterprises, and television producer. Tinker is the former husband of actress Mary Tyler Moore.


  12. Leslie Moonves
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    Leslie Moonves

    2,759 views

    Leslie Roy Moonves (/ˈmnvɛz/; born October 6, 1949) is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation.


  13. Tom Freston
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    Tom Freston

    2,176 views

    Thomas E. Freston is an entertainment industry executive.


  14. Jay Park
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    Jay Park

    2,190 views

    Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects:


  15. Darryl Hickman
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    Darryl Hickman

    1,404 views

    Darryl Gerard Hickman (born July 28, 1931) is an American film and television actor, former television executive, and child actor of the 1930s and 1940s.


  16. Carlton Cuse
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    Carlton Cuse

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    Arthur Carlton Cuse (born March 22, 1959) is an American screenwriter, showrunner and producer, best known as an executive producer and screenwriter for the American television series Lost, for which he made the Time magazine list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Cuse is considered a pioneer in transmedia storytelling.


  17. Lady Bird Johnson
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    Lady Bird Johnson

    1,236 views

    Claudia Alta Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States (1963–69), as the wife of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson.


  18. Suzanne De Passe
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    Suzanne De Passe

    1,238 views

    Suzanne de Passe (born July 19, 1946) is an American television, music and film producer as well as the co-chairman of de Passe Jones Entertainment Group.


  19. Dick Ebersol
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    Dick Ebersol

    1,194 views

    Duncan "Dick" Ebersol (/ˈɛbərsɒl/; born July 28, 1947) is an American television executive and a senior adviser for NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. He had previously been the chairman of NBC Sports, producing large scale television events such as the Olympic Games and National Football League broadcasts.


  20. John Conte
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    John Conte

    860 views

    John Conte (September 15, 1915 – September 4, 2006) was a stage, film and TV actor, and later a television station owner.


  21. Peter Chernin
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    Peter Chernin

    599 views

    Peter Chernin (born May 29, 1951) is an American businessman and investor. He is the chairman and CEO of The Chernin Group (TCG), which he founded in 2009. TCG manages, operates and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors. Specifically, the company focuses on three areas: developing premium content for film and television, making investments in technology and media companies in the U.S., and capitalizing on strategic business opportunities in emerging markets, especially Asia. In April 2012, Chernin sold a minority stake of TCG to strategic investment partners Providence Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm, and other private investors.


  22. Warren Littlefield
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    Warren Littlefield

    569 views

    Warren W. Littlefield (born May 11, 1952, Montclair, New Jersey) is an American retired television executive. He graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, and was awarded a BA in Psychology.


  23. Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.
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    Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

    387 views

    Sylvester is a name derived from the Latin adjective silvestris meaning "wooded" or "wild", which derives from the noun silva meaning "woodland". Classical Latin spells this with i. In Classical Latin y represented a separate sound distinct from i, not a native Latin sound but one used in transcriptions of foreign words. After the Classical period y came to be pronounced as i. Spellings with Sylv- in place of Silv- date from after the Classical period.


  24. Judy McGrath
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    Judy McGrath

    357 views

    Judith Ann McGrath, (born 2 July 1952 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is an American television executive.


  25. Jesse Helms
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    Jesse Helms

    309 views

    Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. (October 18, 1921 – July 4, 2008) was an American politician and a leader in the conservative movement. He was elected five times as a Republican to the United States Senate from North Carolina. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1995 to 2001 he had a major voice in foreign policy. Helms helped organize and fund the conservative resurgence in the 1970s, focusing on Ronald Reagan's quest for the White House as well as helping many local and regional candidates.


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