Executives: Man of the Future

William S. Paley, chairman of the board of CBS, last week said that he would "always think of David Sarnoff as broadcasting's most imaginative prophet." Paley, admitting that he has "the scars to prove" years of fierce competition with the RCA board chairman, was speaking to 1,500 friends at a Waldorf-Astoria dinner honoring Sarnoffs 60 years in the communications industry. "To all of us," said Paley, "David will always be broadcasting's Man of the Future."

Six decades ago, all David Sarnoff had was the future. Up from steerage, out of grammar school...

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