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William Eric Osterhaus

William Eric Osterhaus, American broadcast executive. Recipient Peabody award and Hillman award for One Nation Indivisible documentary, 1968. Board directors The Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 1985-2003; board directors Zeum, 1995—2004. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1958-1960.

Background

  • Osterhaus, William Eric was born on July 31, 1935 in New York City. Son of Eric Hugo and Helen (McAuliff) Osterhaus.

  • Education

    • Student, Fordham University, 1954. Student, Harvard University Business School, 1970.

    Career

    • Staff producer news and special events department Station W National Broadcasting Company-AM-television, New York City, 1956-1961. Executive producer Station KYW-television, Cleveland, 1961-1964, Station KPIX, San Francisco, 1964-1967, general manager, 1969-1973. Program manager Station KYW-television, Philadelphia, 1967-1969.

      President, general manager Station KQED Inc., San Francisco, 1973-1978. President SiteLine Communications, Inc., 1979—2004. Chairman board VariCom Inc., 1982-1986.

      Chairman television advisory committee California Public Broadcasting Commission, 1977-1978. Member joint committee on film and broadcasting Indo-United States Subcommn. on Education and Culture., 1975-1985. Chairman television committee San Rafael Redevelopment Agency, California, 1977-1978.

      Member citizens advisory committee CAble TeleVision, San Rafael, 1976-1977, Dominican College, San Rafael, 1972-1980. Vice president, board directors Downtown Parking Corporation.

    Membership

    Board directors The Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 1985-2003. Board directors Zeum, 1995—2004. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1958-1960.

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Jean Heinemann, June 19, 1960 (deceased). Children: Eric Frank, Marc Andrew. Married Annemarie Clark, December 28, 1985.
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    Born July 31, 1935
    • 1954
      Fordham University
    • 1970
      Harvard University Business School
    • 1956 - 1961
      Staff producer news and special events department Station W National Broadcasting Company-Master of Arts-television
    • 1961 - 1964
      executive, producer Station KYW-television
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1964 - 1967
      executive, producer Station KYW-television
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1967 - 1969
      program manager, Station KYW-television
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1973 - 1978
      president, Station KQED Incorporated
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1973 - 1978
      general manager, Station KQED Incorporated
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1979 - 2004
      president, SiteLine Communications
    • 1982 - 1986
      chairman, board VariCom Incorporated
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