Stanton, Frank, 1908-2006Variant names
From the description of Frank Stanton papers, 1908-2006 (bulk 1926-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 726696065
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
1908, Mar. 20:
Born, Muskegon, Mich.
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
Married Ruth Stephenson (died 1992)
Ph.D. in psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1935- 1938: Staff member, Research Department, Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. (CBS Inc.)
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.
Led effort to develop and establish standards for color television Advocated for the right of non-print media to broadcast editorials
Reorganized CBS Inc., creating separate corporate divisions for radio, television, and research laboratories Directed the creation of CBS's eye logo
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
Paul White Memorial Award (also awarded in 1971)
George Foster Peabody Award (also awarded in 1960, 1961, 1964, and 1972) Emmy Award (also awarded in 1972)
Initiated the first televised presidential debates between candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon
Vice chairman, National Fund Committee of the American National Red Cross
1961- 1967: Chairman, Rand Corp.
Directed the development and design of network headquarters (“Black Rock”), New York, N.Y.
1964- 1973: Chairman, United States Advisory Commission on Information
Special Honor Award, American Institute of Architects
Defended network news in response to Vice President Spiro Agnew's criticism of broadcast journalism
Tiffany Design Award
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.
Freedom of Press Award
1972- 1974: Chairman, Business Committee for the Arts
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
Elected to the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
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)
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|Press coverage--United States|
|Freedom of the press|
|Government and the press|
|Live television programs|
|Television broadcasting of news|
|Television broadcasting policy|
|Vietnam War, 1961-1975|
|Blacklisting of entertainers|