Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton "is a distinguished broadcast executive known for the leadership he brought to CBS, Inc. during his 25 year presidency (1946-71). His guidance gave CBS crucial stability during the company's critical growth period. More than just a corporate president, however, Stanton acquired a reputation as the unofficial spokesperson for the broadcasting industry. His opinions were routinely sought, his speeches repeatedly quoted, and his testimony before Congress recognized as a major part of any debate in the broadcasting field." [1]

"Worked in CBS research department (later CBS-TV), New York City, 1935-45; president, CBS Inc., 1946-71 (was cited by three committees of the House of Representatives for contempt of Congress for refusal to grant access to CBS News' "outtakes" in connection with the CBS broadcast of The Selling of the Pentagon, 1971), vice-chair, 1971-73, president emeritus, since 1973; chair, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1961-67, trustee, 1957-78; U.S. Advanced Communications Info., Washington, 1964-73; chair, ARC, Washington, 1973-79, vice chair, League of Red Cross Societies, Geneva, Switzerland, 1973-80; chair, visiting committee, Kennedy School of Government, 1979-85; chair (now retired), Broadcast International Inc.; director, Capital Income Builder, Inc., Capital World Growth & Income Fund, Inc., Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. Member: founding member and chair, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, 1953-60, trustee, 1953-71; Business Council, Washington, since 1956 (honorary); National Portrait Gallery Commission, Washington, since 1973; board of overseers, Harvard College, 1978-84; President's Committee on Arts and Humanities, Washington, 1983-90; honorary director and trustee, William Benton Foundation, Bryant Park Restoration Corporation, Educational Broadcasting Corporation; emeritus trustee and director, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Institution Washington." [2]

Resources and articles

Related Books

  • Frank Stanton and Paul Lazarsfeld, "Radio Research", New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941.
  • Frank Stanton and Paul Lazarsfeld, "Radio Research, 1942-43", New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943.
  • Frank Stanton and Paul Lazarsfeld, "Communications Research, 1948-49", New York: Harper, 1949.
  • Sally Bedell Smith, "In All His Glory: The Life of William S. Paley, the Legendary Tycoon and His Brilliant Circle", New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Frank Stanton, Museum of Broadcast Communication, accessed March 10, 2008.
  2. Frank Stanton, Museum of Broadcast Communication, accessed March 10, 2008.

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