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Thomas Waldrop "Tom" Moore (September 17, 1918 31 March 2007) was an American television executive who headed ABC in the 1960s. [1]

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Moore was born in Meridian, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi State University [2] and graduated from University of Missouri, then served in the United States Navy as a pilot through World War II. After the war, he took a job as spokesman for Los Angeles-based Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries. In 1947, he began selling airtime for CBS Radio before being hired by ABC as vice president of sales in 1956. [3]

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He was ABC's vice president of programming from 1956 to 1957, then network president from 1957 to 1969.

Among the shows aired during this time were The Real McCoys , 77 Sunset Strip , My Three Sons , The Flintstones , Ben Casey , and The Untouchables . While he was network president, the network added, among other shows, McHale's Navy , Peyton Place , The Addams Family and Batman .

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<i>77 Sunset Strip</i> television series

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He later started the production company, Tomorrow Entertainment, and shows they produced were nominated for ten Emmy Awards, winning at least five. [ citation needed ]

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Business positions
Preceded by
James T. Aubrey
Vice President, Programs ABC
1958–1963
Succeeded by
Edgar Scherick

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References

  1. Hevesi, Dennis (April 4, 2007). Tom Moore, President of ABC Television in ’60s, Dies at 88. New York Times
  2. A review by Thomas W. Moore, Class of 1939 Archived 1999-10-06 at Archive.today via Mississippi State University
  3. James, Meg (April 5, 2007). Tom Moore, 88; former ABC president. Los Angeles Times
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