Spivak, Lawrence E. (Lawrence Edmund), 1900-1994Variant names
From the description of Reminiscences of Lawrence E.Spivak : oral history, 1983. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309738962
Radio and television producer, editor, and publisher.
From the description of Lawrence E. Spivak papers, 1917-1994 (bulk 1945-1983). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979835
1900, June 11:
Born, New York, N.Y.
A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1921- 1930: Business manager, Antiques magazine
Married Charlotte Beir Ring
1930- 1933: Circulation director and assistant to the publisher, Hunting and Fishing and National Sportsman magazines
1934- 1939: Business manager, American Mercury
1937- 1950: Published paperback mystery and science fiction stories through Mercury Publications, Inc.
1939- 1944: Publisher, American Mercury
1944- 1950: Publisher and editor, American Mercury
Cofounder, co-originator, and coproducer with Martha Rountree of "Meet the Press," a radio program broadcast over the Mutual Broadcasting System to promote the American Mercury
"Meet the Press" separated from American Mercury, Inc., and put under Press Productions, Inc., with the stock split between Spivak and Martha Rountree "Meet the Press" television debut
"Meet the Press" aired as a regular series on the National Broadcasting Co.
“Meet the Press” canceled by Mutual Broadcasting System
"Meet the Press" thirteen-week extra series sponsored by Saturday Evening Post Teleproductions, Inc., established
Televentions, Inc., established "Meet the Press" awarded George Foster Peabody Television Award
Bought Martha Rountree's interest in "Meet the Press" Televentions, Inc., dissolved
Sold interest in Mercury Publications, Inc.
"Meet the Press" purchased by National Broadcasting Co.
Press Productions, Inc., dissolved
1956- 1975: Regular panelist and producer, "Meet the Press"
"Meet the Press" interview of French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville on its first intercontinental show via the Telstar satellite
"Meet the Press" interview of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson on its first transatlantic satellite show
Teleproductions, Inc., dissolved
Retired from "Meet the Press"
1975- circa 1989: Consultant, National Broadcasting Co.
Last appearance on "Meet the Press"
1985- 1994: Producer with Julia White, Public Broadcasting System television shows by Southern Center for International Studies
1994, Mar. 9:
Died, Washington, D.C.
From the guide to the Lawrence E. Spivak Papers, 1917-1994, (bulk 1945-1983), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
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