Home
Search transcripts:    Advanced Search
Notable New     Yorkers
Select     Notable New Yorker
Andrew HeiskellAndrew Heiskell
Photo Gallery
Transcript

Session:         Page of 824

OB
Interviewee: Andrew Heiskell
Interviewer: Jessica Holland
Date: February 4, 1987
Place: New York City
Interview #7

Q:

Today is the 4th of February, 1987. This is Jessica Holland. We're at 870 U.N. Plaza. This is for the Columbia Oral History Collection. Would you state and spell your full name.

Heiskell:

I'm Andrew Heiskell, spelled H-E-I-S-K-E-L-L.

Q:

I wanted to--we were in the middle of discussing the board yesterday. And I wanted to ask you about a couple of board members. I was just wondering about a couple of the board members, whether or not they had in fact asserted more influence than board members normally do. And they're from two different periods, starting out with Tex Moore, from the earlier period. What, in general, was his--how did he effect Time?

Heiskell:

Being very conservative--I'm not talking about politics now, but conservative in terms of management, in terms of getting involved in new projects, in terms of having a conservative financial position, stance, and obviously had leverage by virtue of being Harry's brother-in-law. Harry had great confidence in him, recognized the fact that he was very, very conservative, but sort of liked having somebody around like Tex Moore--conservative--just sort of to play safe, to make sure that we didn't go off the deep end.



© 2006 Columbia University Libraries | Oral History Research Office | Rights and Permissions | Help