Death of Frank Stanton

March 20, 1908 - December 24, 2006
Boston, Massachusetts | Age 98

Pioneer broadcaster and longtime CBS president, dies at 98
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Frank Stanton, a broadcasting pioneer and CBS president for 26 years who helped turn its TV operation into the "Tiffany network" and built CBS News into a respected information source, has died. He was 98.

Stanton died in his sleep at his Boston home on Sunday, said longtime friend Elisabeth Allison.

"He took an afternoon nap and never woke up," Allison said, her voice choking with grief.

Stanton once summarized his duties as "keeping the company going." But during...

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