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Television Mogul Pat Weaver.

The former head of NBC's television programming Pat Weaver (Sylvester L. "Pat" Weaver, Jr.). He began that job in the early days of the medium - in 1949 - and was the creator of two of television's longest running shows, the "Today" show and the "Tonight" show. Weaver started his career in radio, where he worked with comic Fred Allen. And he was advertising manager for the American Tobacco Company, under the eccentric tobacco magnate George Washington Hill. Weaver has a new memoir of his career, "The Best Seat in the House," (Knopf). It was written with Thomas M. Coffey.

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Other segments from the episode on January 13, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 13, 1994: Interview with Richard Prelinger and Ken Smith; Interview with Pat Weaver; Commentary on parenthood.

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