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John Louis Tatta

John Louis Tatta, American cable television executive.


  • Tatta, John Louis was born on April 27, 1920 in New York City. Son of Giuseppe and Amalia (Saccoccio) Tatta.

  • Education

    • Student, City College of New York, 1943.


    • Eastern sales manager Dictograph Corporation, New York City, 1961-1966. Director operations Sterling Manhattan Cable, 1966-1968, executive vice president, director operations, 1968-1972. President Sterling Nassau Cablevision, Hicksville, New York, 1972-1973.

      Executive vice president, chief operating officer Cablevision Systems Development Company, Woodbury, New York, 1973-1981, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1981-1983. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Cablevision Company, 1983-1985. President, chief operating officer Cablevision Systems Corporation, 1986-1989, president, 1990-1991, chairman executive committee, 1992—2005, also board directors.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York, Long Island Association, Commack, New York, 1989. Governor Columbus Citizens Foundation, New York City. Member National Cable television Association (board directors), National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Turf and Field Club (Jamaica, New York ), Tiro a Segno Club of New York Inc., Nassau Country Club (Glen Cove, New York ).



    Horsebreeding, gourmet cooking, reading, boating, golf.


    • Married Anne Josephine Frasca. Children: Deborah, Lisa.
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    Born April 27, 1920
    Died February 3, 2005
    (aged 84)
    • 1943
      City College of New York
    • 1961 - 1966
      Eastern sales manager, Dictograph Corporation
    • 1972 - 1973
      president, Sterling Nassau Cablevision
      Hicksville, New York, United States
    • 1973 - 1981
      executive, vice president
      Woodbury, New York, United States
    • 1983 - 1985
      chairman, Cablevision Company
    • 1983 - 1985
      Chief Executive Officer, Cablevision Company
    • 1986 - 1989
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