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William S. Paley

New York, 1939
Born (1901-09-28)September 28, 1901
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died October 26, 1990(1990-10-26) (aged 89)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of death Renal failure
Resting place Memorial Cemetery of Saint John’s Church
Nationality American
Education Western Military Academy
Alma mater The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Television executive
Known for President of CBS
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Dorothy Hart Hearst (m. 1932; div. 1947)
Barbara “Babe” Cushing Mortimer (m. 1947; d. 1978)
Children 4
Parent(s) Samuel Paley
Goldie Drell Paley

God has been pleased to prescribe limits to his power and to work out his ends within these limits.
William S. Paley
White lies always introduce others of a darker complexion.
What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power.
William S. Paley
What we are doing is satisfying the American public. That’s our job. I always say we have to give most of the people what they want most of the time. That’s what they expect from us.
William S. Paley
In what way can a revelation be made but by miracles? In none which we are able to conceive.
William S. Paley