NEW YORK, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) (NYSE:CBS.A) announced that its Board of Directors has elected Leonard Goldberg, one of television and film's most accomplished producers and executives, to serve on the Company's Board.
Goldberg has served as President of a major Hollywood studio, 20th Century Fox, Head of Programming at the ABC Television Network and as Head of Production for a television studio, Screen Gems (now Columbia Pictures Television). As President of 20th Century Fox in the late 80s, his studio produced the critically acclaimed, hit movies "Big," "Die Hard," "Wall Street," "Broadcast News" and "Working Girl." He also produced the hugely successful motion pictures "WarGames," "Sleeping with the Enemy," "Double Jeopardy" and "Charlie's Angels" under his own banner. While Head of Programming for the ABC Television Network, Goldberg was responsible for developing and introducing an entirely new format, the Made-For-Television Movie. He later partnered with Aaron Spelling to produce several classic series, including "Charlie's Angels," "Hart to Hart," "Starsky and Hutch" and "Fantasy Island." At Screen Gems, Goldberg set into motion production of the landmark television film "Brian's Song."
A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, Goldberg began his career at ABC in its research department before rising to become Vice President of Daytime Programming where he introduced such prototypical, highly successful shows as "The Dating Game," "The Newlywed Game" and "Dark Shadows."
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