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Heiskell:

It was after I had to run the election thing, about 1949 or 1950.

Q:

Oh, the election coverage.

Heiskell:

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 job then.

Q:

About the board policy though--by the end of your tenure, were many top-level Time Inc. officials on corporate boards?

Heiskell:

Yes. Well--many is wrong--

Q:

A number?

Heiskell:

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.

Q:

Okay. Did you ever ask anyone to join the Time Inc. board who turned you down?



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