Sylvester 'Pat' Weaver

On December 21, 1908, broadcast programming visionary Sylvester 'Pat' Weaver was born in Los Angeles. As President of NBC-TV from 1950, he gave birth to both the Today and Tonight shows, as well as NBC Radio's Monitor and the concept of the "spectacular" TV event, which exists today as the "special." He is the father of actress Sigourney Weaver. He died March 15 2002 at the age of 93.

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