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William S. Paley
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TV Executive
    (September 28, 1901-October 26, 1990)
    Cigar merchant
    Chairman of the Columbia Broadcasting System (1929-83)
    Member of the Television Hall of Fame
    Created Museum of Television and Radio (1976)
    He smoked cigars.
    He was a compulsive womanizer.
    He was obsessed with his business empire.
    He married his second wife four days after divorcing his first one.
    He prevented 'Gunsmoke' from being cancelled because it was his favorite show.
    A few years after giving up control of CBS he schemed to oust the person who succeeded him and returned to CBS.
    He was responsible for helping to launch the careers of Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, Frank Sinatra,Jack Benny,Jackie Gleason, Lucille Ball Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow.
    He turned a failing network of 22 radio stations into a vast broadcast empire with hundreds of radio and television affiliates,.

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    For 2018, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 13 Votes: 92.31% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 38 Votes: 68.42% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 75 Votes: 78.67% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 57 Votes: 77.19% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 98 Votes: 59.18% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 162 Votes: 56.79% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 71 Votes: 53.52% Annoying
 
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