Stanton, Frank, 1908-2006

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Broadcast executive.

From the description of Frank Stanton papers, 1908-2006 (bulk 1926-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 726696065

Broadcasting executive.

From the description of Reminiscences of Frank Stanton : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86158389

From the description of Reminiscences of Frank Stanton : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527609

Biographical Note

  • 1908, Mar. 20: Born, Muskegon, Mich.
  • 1930: B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
  • 1931: Married Ruth Stephenson (died 1992)
  • 1935: Ph.D. in psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1935 - 1938 : Staff member, Research Department, Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. (CBS Inc.)
  • 1937: Developed with Paul Felix Lazarsfeld the program analyzer, a machine used to measure radio audience reaction to program content
  • 1937 - 1940 : Founder and associate director with Hadley Cantril of the Office of Radio Research, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1938 - 1946 : Appointed director of research, CBS Inc., and rapidly promoted through a series of corporate management positions including director of advertising, vice president and general executive, and vice president and general manager
  • 1941 - 1945 : Government consultant, Office of Fact and Figures, Office of War Information, Secretary of War, and Department of the Navy
  • 1946 - 1971 : President and chief operating officer, CBS Inc.
  • 1948: Led effort to develop and establish standards for color television Advocated for the right of non-print media to broadcast editorials
  • 1951: Reorganized CBS Inc., creating separate corporate divisions for radio, television, and research laboratories Directed the creation of CBS's eye logo
  • 1952: Campaigned to repeal the “equal time” provision of section 315 of the Federal Communications Act
  • 1953 - 1960 : Founding chairman, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, Calif.
  • 1956 - 1962 : Administrator-designate, Emergency Communications Agency, Office of Civil Defense Mobilization
  • 1957: Paul White Memorial Award (also awarded in 1971)
  • 1959: George Foster Peabody Award (also awarded in 1960, 1961, 1964, and 1972) Emmy Award (also awarded in 1972)
  • 1960: Initiated the first televised presidential debates between candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon
  • 1961: Vice chairman, National Fund Committee of the American National Red Cross
  • 1961 - 1967 : Chairman, Rand Corp.
  • 1962: Directed the development and design of network headquarters (“Black Rock”), New York, N.Y.
  • 1964 - 1973 : Chairman, United States Advisory Commission on Information
  • 1967: Special Honor Award, American Institute of Architects
  • 1969: Defended network news in response to Vice President Spiro Agnew's criticism of broadcast journalism
  • 1970: Tiffany Design Award
  • 1971: Defended freedom of the press against government prosecution relating to the CBS television documentary The Selling of the Pentagon
  • 1971 - 1973 : Vice chairman of the board, CBS Inc.
  • 1972: Freedom of Press Award
  • 1972 - 1974 : Chairman, Business Committee for the Arts
  • 1973: Four Freedoms Award Retired from CBS Inc.
  • 1973 - 1979 : Chairman and principal officer, American National Red Cross
  • 1978 - 1984 : Overseer, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1983 - 1990 : Member, President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities
  • 1986: Elected to the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • 1993: First Amendment Award, Radio-Television News Directors Association
  • 2006, Dec. 24: Died, Boston, Mass.

From the guide to the Frank Stanton Papers, 1908-2006, (bulk 1926-1979), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. Papers, 1835-1977 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Fuchs, David C. [Interview with David Fuchs] [sound recording] / David Fuchs ; [interviewed by] David Marc, Huntington, L.I., NY, 2/16/98. Syracuse University
referencedIn Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix. Paul Felix Lazarsfeld Papers, [ca. 1930]-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn George Vernon Denny Papers, 1930-1959, (bulk 1950-1959) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Arnold Grisman papers, 1934-1997 and undated bulk 1969-1987. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Stanton, Frank, 1908-2006. Reminiscences of Frank Stanton : oral history, 1978. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Dann, Michael. [Interview with Michael Dann] [sound recording] / Michael Dann ; [interviewed by] Les Brown, New York, June 19, 1996 and July 1, 1996. Syracuse University
referencedIn Minow, Newton N., 1926-. Papers, 1954-1965. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Paper, Lewis J. Papers, 1981-1987. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Stanton, Frank, 1908-2006. Reminiscences of Frank Stanton : oral history, 1968. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Denny, George Vernon, 1899-1959. George Vernon Denny papers, 1930-1959. Library of Congress
creatorOf Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Ernest Hemingway papers [manuscript], 1925-1966. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Crutchfield, Charles Harvey, 1912-1998. Charles Harvey Crutchfield papers, 1942-2000. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Lawrence, William Howard, 1916-1972. Papers, 1936-1972. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Records of the American National Red Cross. 1881 - 2008. Historical Personnel Files National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 838 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Camp David study desk tape number 186 Richard Nixon Library
creatorOf Records of the American National Red Cross. 1881 - 2008. Official Administrative Documents National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Emanuel Celler Papers, 1924-1973, (bulk 1945-1973) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn National Association of Broadcasters. Records, 1938-1982. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Stanton, Frank, 1908-2006. Frank Stanton papers, 1908-2006 (bulk 1926-1979). Library of Congress
referencedIn Sullivan, Ed, 1901-1974. Papers, 1920-1974. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stellanova Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Paper, Lewis J. Lewis J. Paper papers. 1981-1987. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Stanton, Frank, 1908-. [Interview with Frank Stanton] [sound recording] / Frank Stanton ; [interviewed by] David Marc, New York City, May 21, 1999. Syracuse University
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Advertising Dept. General files, 1807-1971 (bulk 1917-1965). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Younger, J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur), 1893-1967. J. Arthur Younger papers, 1951-1968. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Beck, Jack. [Interview with Jack Beck] [sound recording] / Jack Beck ; [interviewed by] Bernie Cook, Encino, CA, July 24, 1997. Syracuse University
creatorOf Frank Stanton Papers, 1908-2006, (bulk 1926-1979) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 464 Richard Nixon Library
creatorOf Lyndon Baines Johnson Archives Collection. 1931 - 1968. Subject Correspondence Files Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
referencedIn Dunham, Corydon B. [Interview with Cory Dunham] [sound recording] / Cory Dunham ; [interviewed by] Michael Epstein, New York City, December 22, 1998. Syracuse University
referencedIn Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. Personal papers, 1948-1992. Hagley Museum & Library
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associatedWith Baughman, James L., 1952-, person
associatedWith Beck, Jack. person
associatedWith Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008. person
associatedWith Burns, Joan Simpson, person
correspondedWith Burtt, Harold E. (Harold Ernest), 1890- person
associatedWith Business Committee for the Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Business Council (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Cantril, Hadley, 1906-1969 person
associatedWith Carnegie Institution of Washington. corporateBody
associatedWith CBS Building (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith CBS Building (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith CBS Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith CBS News. corporateBody
correspondedWith Celler, Emanuel, 1888-1981 person
associatedWith Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. corporateBody
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associatedWith Dann, Michael. person
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correspondedWith Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971 person
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associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Advertising Dept. corporateBody
correspondedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 person
correspondedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 person
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associatedWith Harvard University. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 person
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 person
correspondedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 person
associatedWith Lawrence, William Howard, 1916-1972. person
associatedWith Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix. person
associatedWith Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix. person
associatedWith Marc, David. person
associatedWith Minow, Newton N., 1926-. person
associatedWith National Association of Broadcasters. corporateBody
correspondedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
associatedWith Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. person
correspondedWith Paley, William S. (William Samuel), 1901-1990 person
associatedWith Paper, Lewis J. person
associatedWith Sarnoff, David, 1891-1971. person
associatedWith Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Europe
Europe
United States
United States
United States
Press coverage--United States
United States
Subject
Executives
Freedom of the press
Government and the press
Live television programs
Logos (Symbols)
Mass media
Political science
Presidential candidates
Presidents
Presidents
Propaganda, American
Public television
Radio
Radio advertising
Radio broadcasting
Radio broadcasting
Radio journalism
Television
Television advertising
Television broadcasting
Television broadcasting
Television broadcasting of news
Television broadcasting policy
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Advertising
Blacklisting of entertainers
Broadcasting policy
Broadcasting policy
Broadcast journalism
Campaign debates
Campaign debates
Censorship
Occupation
Broadcast executives
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Birth 1908-03-20

Death 2006-12-24

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