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FORMER ABC CHIEF DAN BURKE DEAD AT AGE 82

October 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Cap Cities/ABC President and CEO Dan Burke died Wednesday in Rye, NY at age 82. He, along with Chairman Tom Murphy, headed the company at the time it was acquired by the Walt Disney Company in 1986. His management style was to recruit talented executives and encourage independent enterprise and originality, a style that […]

STEVE BURKE TO TAKE OVER AS HEAD OF NBC-UNIVERSAL

September 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Comcast and GE made it official today (Sunday): Once their merger is completed, Comcast COO Steve Burke will take over as CEO of NBC Universal. It had been widely assumed that Burke, who is generally regarded as the prime architect of the merger, would be named to the top post of the media conglomerate. The […]