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It was after I had to run the election thing, about 1949
Oh, the election coverage.
And I'd just divorced and remarried and was in a very
unsettled state, and so I considered--I really did consider it a bit,
until I realized that being president of N.B.C. would mean that I
would be between General Sarnoff and Bobbie Sarnoff, and that didn't
hold much future for anybody. [laughter] I think Pat Weaver got the
About the board policy though--by the end of your tenure, were
many top-level Time Inc. officials on corporate boards?
Yes. Well--many is wrong--
Jim Shepley was. Obviously, Temple was. I think Clifford
Grum was. Henry Goodrich was, because Henry Goodrich came as part of
an acquisition of Inland. Mike Dingman--oh, no, well, Mike Dingman
wasn't an officer of the company, no.
Okay. Did you ever ask anyone to join the Time Inc. board who
turned you down?
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