When Robert Edmonds Kintner, 47, became president of American Broadcasting Co. in 1949, he took over some troubles. Kintner, a former Washington reporter (New York Herald Tribune), columnist

(Alsop and Kintner) and author (Men Around the President), became boss of a network with annual billings of $43,734,845, a net loss of $519,085. By last year, however, ABC's TV billings alone had climbed to $51,393,434, and it was operating in the black (in the first nine months this year, American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres' earnings were up to $6,616,000 from $5,286,000 last year). Kintner also built up his programming with top TV shows (Omnibus,...

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