Michael Harold Dann (September 11, 1921 – May 27, 2016) was an American television executive. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. Died, age of 94

NYTimes Obit He thrived by serving up a mix of high-toned specials and quality offerings like “CBS Playhouse,” well-scripted comedies like “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Carol Burnett Show,” and a slew of crowd-pleasers like “Petticoat Junction” and “Green Acres” that earned CBS, the Tiffany Network, a second nickname, the Hillbilly Network. Mr. Dann hated the rural shows, but he loved the ratings. Emmy TV Legends 

VIDEO: Mike Dann on lamenting the cancellation of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG 

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