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Charles Edwin Sherman

educator , broadcasting executive

Charles Edwin Sherman, American broadcasting executive, educator. Recipient Communications award Temple University, 1960, Sigma Delta Chi award Temple University, 1960, Distinguished Service award in broadcasting Wayne State University, 1966.


Sherman, Charles Edwin was born on March 20, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Abe and Rae (Ginsberg) Sherman.


Bachelor of Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1960. Master of Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1967.


Announcer, program producer Station WHAT, Philadelphia, 1957-1962. Member production staff Station WFIL-television, 1961. Graduate assistant Temple University, 1960-1962.

Television producer-director, production supervisor Wayne State University, 1962-1964, instructor department speech, 1964-1966, assistant to director division mass communications, 1966-1967. Assistant professor department speech University Wisconsin, 1967-1970, associate professor department communications arts, associate chairman, 1970-1973, associate professor, acting chairman, 1974, professor, associate chairman department communications arts, 1974-1975. Professor, chairman department telecommunications Indiana University, Bloomington, 1975-1979, adjunct professor telecommunications, 1980—2005.

President, general manager WTRF-television, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1979-1984, WHOI-television, Peoria, Illinois, 1984-1988. Senior vice president television National Association of Broadcasters, Washington, 1988-1998, executive vice president television, 1998—2002. President National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, 2002—2004.

Consultant Forward Communications, Inc., Wausaw, Wisconsin, 1974-1979. Member Columbia Broadcasting System Network television Affiliates Board, 1982-1984, ABC Network television Affiliates Board, 1986-1988. Board directors Bank of Wheeling, National Association television Program Executives Educational Foundation, 1986-2005, Accreditating Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, 1986-2005.

Chairman Task Force on Citizens Rights and Access, Wisconsin Commission on Cable television, 1973. Vice chairman West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority, 1980-1985.


  • Contributor articles on broadcasting to professional journals.


Board directors Upper Ohio Valley United Way, 1979-1985, Heart of Illinois United Way, 1986-1988, Peoria Human Services Center, 1986-1988. Board directors, member executive committee Wheeling Development Conference, 1980-1985. Trustee Ohio Valley Medical Center, 1980-1985.

With United States Army, 1955-1957. Member Speech Communications Association, Broadcast Education Association (chairman International Seminar 1974, chairman International Interest Group 1974, director, secretary, treasurer 1983-1985, chairman 1985-1986), National Association Educational Broadcasters, National Association Broadcasters (chairman research committee), Wheeling C. of Chamber (board directors 1979-1985), Alpha Epsilon Rho, Sigma Delta Chi.


Married Elaine Landsburg, September 11, 1960. Children: Jean, Eric, David.