Business: RCA's Shootout

Another president goes down

Some of the most violent action in tele vision lately appears not on-screen but in broadcasters' boardrooms. The latst victim: Maurice R. Valente, 51, fired iast week as president of RCA Corp. after just six months on the job. Like CBS President John D. Backe, dismissed seven weeks ago by CBS Chairman William S. Paley, Valente had been the heir apparent to a major communications com pany. RCA is the parent company of NBC.

Valente's ouster was especially acrimonious. Instead of a polite parting common to executive firings, the RCA...

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