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Broadcast executive

Donald Everett Swartz, American broadcast executive. Named Minnesota Pioneer Broadcaster of Year, 1992, charter member Hall of Fame, Panck Museum of Broadcasting, 2001; recipient Silver Circle award, St. Paul chapter National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences., 2000.


Swartz, Donald Everett was born on March 7, 1916 in Minneapolis. Son of Albert L. and Sara (Shore) Swartz.


Graduated from high school.


Owner Indiana Film Distributors, 1940-1953, Tele-Film Associates, 1953-1957. President, general manager KMSP-television, Minneapolis, 1957-1979. President United television, Inc.

(subsidiary 20th Century Fox Film Corporation until 1981). Operating KMSP-television, KTV4, Salt Lake City, KBHK-television, San Francisco KMOL-television, San Antonio. Chief Executive Officer United Television, Inc., Minneapolis, 1979-1985.

Consultant KMOL-television, since 1985. Founder Tele-Video Associates, since 1985, Tele-Video Entertainment, since 1985. Owner/manager Donald Investment Company, since 1989.


Vice president Twin City Broadcast Skills Bank (scholarship program), St. Paul Arts and Science Institute. President University Minnesota Heart Hospital. Member Governor's Commission Bicentennial.

Board directors Minneapolis United Jewish Fund and Council. Member Minneapolis Institute Arts, Minneapolis, St. Paul chambers commerce, Minnesota Orchestra Association, Citizens League. Member Press Club (Minneapolis), Advertising Standard Club (Minneapolis), Hillcrest Country Club (St. Paul), Variety Club, Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California), Oak Ridge Country Club (Minneapolis), B'nai B'rith.


Married Helen Gordon, March 24, 1940. Children: Stuart, Lawrence, Gary.

Albert L. Swartz

Sara (Shore) Swartz

Helen Gordon

Stuart Swartz

Lawrence Swartz

Gary Swartz