Grant Tinker
American businessman
Grant Tinker
Grant Almerin Tinker is the former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986, co-founder of MTM Enterprises, and television producer. Tinker is the former husband of television actress Mary Tyler Moore. He was known as "the man who saved NBC" during his tenure at the network. Tinker married Moore in 1962, and in 1969 they formed the television production company MTM Enterprises.
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The Joy Of Mary Tyler Moore And 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'
Huffington Post - 28 days
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” is my all-time favorite television show. It is only four months younger than I am, so I was around for every episode when they first aired. I’m sure I was watching from one of my parent’s laps many a Saturday night, but my memories of watching episodes “first run” are likely limited to the sixth and seventh seasons... and particularly the very last episode. When I was that young and the show would end, I was always confused as to why my favorite characters had to go away for another week. Part of me actually didn’t like when I’d see Mary and her “date” (actually her real life husband at the time, Grant Tinker) walking in the Minneapolis dusk during the end credits and the MTM cat would “meow,” because I knew it meant no sight of Mary, Rhoda, Lou, Ted, Murray, Sue Ann, Georgette or Phyllis for another week. I liked Bob Newhart and loved Carol Burnett, but week after week, it was Mary I looked forward to the most on Saturday nights. I was only ...
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Betty White Remembers Mary Tyler Moore In Special Tribute
Huffington Post - 29 days
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Remembering Grant Tinker, the man who proved TV could be good
CNN - 3 months
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TV executive Grant Tinker gave us smart shows like 'Mary Tyler Moore' and 'Hill Street Blues' by putting the best ideas first
LATimes - 3 months
Television is a collaborative art, the work not just of writers, producers, directors and actors, but also of people who make decisions about what you will see and what you won't. As an art, it's also a business, and as a business, also a game, half-chance, half-skill — you have to know when to...
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Grant Tinker, Former Chairman of NBC, Dies at 90; Made Network a Ratings Powerhouse
NYTimes - 3 months
Mr. Tinker, whose MTM Enterprises produced hit shows in the 1970s, revamped NBC’s prime-time lineup in the 1980s with series like “Cheers” and “Hill Street Blues.”
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High schools: St. Francis wallops Serra
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
High schools: St. Francis wallops Serra St. Francis (5-5, 4-3 WCAL) entered with the league's top defense, but it didn't figure to shut out one of the Central Coast Section's most potent offenses. All were interceptions by St. Francis junior safety Landon Baty, who punctuated the shutout with a pick on the final play. Redwood, who entered with 1,300 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns, needs 15 yards to break Eric Wilson's school career rushing record. Linebacker Grant Tinker and defensive lineman Shane Artim helped key St. Francis' defensive effort. Stinn (8-of-12, 128 yards) completed touchdown passes of 28 yards to Joe Lang and 2 yards to Andrew Vollert before scrambling for a 20-yard TD in the third quarter, giving St. Ignatius (7-3, 5-2) a 21-0 lead. ... The productive running tandem of Ryan Severson and Kirk Johnson combined for almost 300 yards rushing and five touchdowns, leading visiting Valley Christian (4-6, 2-5 WCAL) to victory. ... Michael Wallace r ...
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Evan Shapiro: TV's 17 Best Issue-tainment Shows of All Time
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
On April 7, Mike Wallace, the lion of the TV news magazine died. Wallace was more than a news man. He was a former actor and game show host who found a way to seamlessly blend news and entertainment into a combination that was far more than a sum of its parts. Wallace -- first on Night Beat, then on 60 Minutes -- didn't just investigate or report. He turned interviewing into a blood sport -- becoming both one of the most liked and feared men on television as a result. He brought the same intensity and enthusiasm to every interview -- be it entertainers, world leaders or criminals -- even once calling Ayatollah Khomeini a lunatic, to his face. This got him into trouble at times -- settling a lawsuit with General Westmoreland; losing a battle with CBS over a tobacco industry whistleblower -- but it also made him something rare in the news business: a star. At 60 Minutes, Wallace (and producer Don Hewitt) accomplished a rare feat -- they made television that was equal parts ...
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Today In History - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - over 5 years
In 1981, Grant Tinker was named president of NBC Television. He took over for the departing Fred Silverman. In 1985, Yul Brynner left his role as King of Siam in "The King and I" after 46-hundred performances. In 1985, James A Dewar died
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'Primetime Propaganda': Confessions of a TV Propagandist - Big Hollywood
Google News - over 5 years
After reading “Primetime Propaganda” and discovering how very much Gene Reynolds, Allan Burns, Leonard Stern, Grant Tinker, Gary David Goldberg, James Brooks and Larry Gelbart, despised conservatives, I have to assume that I would never have had the
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1980s TV Dramas - A.V. Club Chicago
Google News - almost 6 years
Yet the shows that were critical successes at the time, the ones that won Emmys and the plaudits of TV reviewers, were small, social issue-focused dramas from the Grant Tinker-led MTM, an influential production company that had built its name by
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A Network on a Roll
NYTimes - over 6 years
Three weeks into a new television season, the usual carnage is becoming apparent, with new shows collapsing and crises appearing all over network prime-time schedules. Except in one place. At CBS, a network that unashamedly embraces the supposedly dying notion of being a broadcaster, something close to serenity has settled in. So far, CBS has
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John Kiermaier, 87, Channel 13 Executive
NYTimes - over 7 years
John W. Kiermaier, who steered Channel 13, the New York area's major public television station, through precarious financial times in the 1960s, died July 27 in Norwalk, Conn. He was 87 and had lived in Westport, Conn., until two years ago. The death was confirmed by his son, Lock. Mr. Kiermaier was president of what was then called WNDT/Channel 13
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Ray Timothy, 75, Former President at NBC Television
NYTimes - over 9 years
Ray Timothy, who started working for NBC television as a tour guide and 34 years and more than 30 jobs later retired as one of the network's top executives, died Thursday in Seattle. He was 75. The cause was multiple myeloma, his son Matt said. Mr. Timothy was president of the NBC Television Network and NBC's entertainment division in the early
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