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Leslie Moonves (born December 23, 1948 in New York City) is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. Moonves served as co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom, Inc., the predecessor to CBS Corporation, from 2004 until the company split on December 31, 2005. Prior to this he was President of CBS Entertainment from 1995 and President of Warner Bros. Television from 1993, where he green-lit the hit shows Wings and Survivor. In his early career, Moonves sought to be an actor. He is a graduate of Bucknell University and is a Nazi sympathizer although he is Jewish. December 23 is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... Viacom (pronounced with a long i as in eye) began life as CBS Films, the television syndication division of CBS. In 1971, the division was renamed VIACOM (VIdeo & Audio COMmunications), and in 1973 it was spun off, amid new FCC rules forbidding television networks from owning syndication companies (the rules... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1995. ... Warner Bros. ... The year 1993 in television involved some significant events. ... Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990 to May 14, 1997. ... For the recently concluded season, see Survivor: Fiji. ... Bucknell University is a private university located along the Susquehanna River in the rolling countryside of Central Pennsylvania in the town of Lewisburg, 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. ...


Among the shows that have given CBS a new lease on life is the CSI franchise, for which Moonves developed the original while at Warner Bros. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ...


He was the only U.S. broadcast network executive who could claim an increase in viewers in 2003, up 1%. On April 7, 2003, he portrayed himself in an episode of "The Practice", which was a popular drama on ABC. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From early 2004, Moonves has made regular contributions to The Late Show with David Letterman. One of these appearances was provoked by David Letterman himself when he declared outrage that Jay Leno was featured prominently on the CBS website in an ad for CBS's telecast of the People's Choice Awards. On the Late Show, Letterman jokingly warned the "CBS stooge in the control room" to call his buddies "before things turn ugly." Leslie obliged. Later appearances have taken the same format, with Letterman discussing current events and the CBS network with the company's CEO. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) is an award-winning American comedian, late night talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and IRL IndyCar Series car owner. ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an Emmy-winning American comedian who is best known as the current host of NBC televisions long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. ... The Peoples Choice Awards, held annually in January, is one of the few awards shows to be based on popularity. ...


Like Letterman's former employers at NBC (and parent company General Electric) and Westinghouse, Moonves and Viacom have become a target for the occasional late night rant. The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... “GE” redirects here. ... The Westinghouse Electric Corporation (WEC) is a Delaware corporation founded by a prior instance of the CBS Corporation in 1998 to manage the intellectual property assets relating to the venerable Westinghouse brand. ...


On December 23, 2004, Moonves married Julie Chen, who is 21 years his junior [1]. Chen presents CBS' The Early Show and Big Brother. December 23 is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Julie Suzanne Chen (born January 6, 1970) is a prominent Chinese American television personality, news anchor, journalist, and producer who has twelve years of broadcasting experience, is best known for co-anchoring CBSs, The Early Show and for hosting Big Brother, the third-most successful reality show ever (behind... The Early Show is an American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... The American version of Big Brother has aired on CBS every summer since 2000. ...


In February 2005, Moonves was identified as the executive directly responsible for ordering the cancellation of UPN's Star Trek: Enterprise and the ending of the 18-year Star Trek television franchise.[2]. Also, he is considered to be the man responsible for the cancellation of Joan of Arcadia, Judging Amy, Reba, and Veronica Mars. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... Joan of Arcadia was an American television fantasy/family drama which aired on Fridays, 8-9 p. ... Judging Amy is an American television drama that aired from September 19, 1999 until May 3, 2005 on CBS. The show stars Amy Brenneman of NYPD Blue and Tyne Daly of Cagney & Lacey. ... Reba is an American sitcom starring country music singer Reba McEntire. ... This article is about the Veronica Mars television series. ...


In January 2006, Moonves was instrumental in making the deal that brought together CBS-owned UPN with The WB to form the CW Network. Late February 2006 saw CBS (under Moonves' leadership) reporting 4th quarter losses of over $19.5 billion for 2005. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, or sometimes as The Frog (referring to the networks former mascot, the animated character Michigan J. Frog), is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... “The CW” redirects here. ...


On February 28, 2006, Moonves led CBS to file a $500 million lawsuit against Howard Stern for allegedly breaching his contract by failing to disclose the details of his deal with Sirius Satellite Radio while still employed by Infinity Broadcasting. Stern vowed to fight the suit, and claimed on his radio program that Moonves, and CBS, were trying to "bully" him and his agent, Don Buchwald. Stern later appeared on CBS' own Late Show with David Letterman, wearing a shirt mocking Leslie and his wife. On June 7, 2006, Stern announced that the lawsuit had been settled. As part of the settlement, Sirius acquired the exclusive rights to all of the WXRK tapes (over two decades worth of shows) for $2 million. This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... CBS Radio Inc. ...


Moonves fired Don Imus on April 12, 2007, eight days after Imus used alleged racial slurs on his show. John Donald Don Imus, Jr. ... The following is a list of ethnic slurs, also known as ethnophaulisms, that are, or have been, used to refer to members of a given ethnicity (or, in some cases, nationality, region, or religion) in a derogatory or pejorative manner. ...


Moonves resides in the hills above Brentwood, California, and has three children: Adam, Michael, and Sara, with his former wife of 26 years, Nancy Wiesenfeld Moonves (m. 17-Dec-1978, div. 2004) [3]. Location of Brentwood in California Brentwood is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


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Moonves: "I Want To Get On With My Life" - December 1, 2004 (0 words)
DECEMBER 1--CBS boss Leslie Moonves is so anxious to return to the single life that he has asked a California judge to immediately grant him a divorce--despite the fact that he has yet to work out alimony, child support, and property division arrangements with his estranged wife.
While Nancy Moonves has yet to reply to the bifurcation request, a hearing on Leslie's "desire to return to the status of being single" is scheduled for December 10.
In June, Moonves was named co-president of Viacom, where he oversees the entertainment giant's television, radio, and outdoor advertising operations.
Leslie Moonves information - Search.com (494 words)
Leslie Moonves (born December 23, 1948 in New York City) is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation.
Moonves served as co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom, Inc., the predecessor to CBS Corporation, from 2004 until the company split on December 31, 2005.
On February 28, 2006, Moonves led CBS to file a $500 million lawsuit against Howard Stern for allegedly breaching his contract by failing to disclose the details of his deal with Sirius Satellite Radio while still employed by Infinity Broadcasting.
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