"I don't see that kind of leadership putting aside the impact it would have had on the stock prices in favor of a principle like the First Amendment. Newspapers are still standing their ground on the First Amendment. I don't know what's going to happen in broadcasting."
About This Interview
In his six-hour Archive interview, Frank Stanton (1908-2006) discusses his early years at CBS and his eventual rise to the network's presidency. He speaks candidly about CBS chairman William S. Paley and the rise of CBS network television. Dr. Stanton retired from his post in 1973, but continued as a director of the company. In 1986, he was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. Don West conducted the interview (in two sessions) in New York, NY and Boston, MA. on May 22, 2000 and May 14, 2001. A previous two hour audio-only interview was conducted on November 16, 1999.