The Press: Command Change

When the TV networks announce major executive shifts, the sound in the background is often the thud of rolling heads. But last week's replacement of Reuven Frank as president of NBC News transpired with no audible percussions. Frank, 52, had let it be known for some time that he was tired of administrative work. Five years ago he had brought in ex-Newspaper Editor Richard C. Wald as a News vice president. Last June, when Frank made Wald his second in command, it seemed clear that Wald was being groomed to succeed his patron. With that change accomplished, Frank now plans to...

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