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George Donald Faber Edit Profile

Television Executive Hollywood Pioneer

George Donald Faber was an American television executive pioneer. One of Academy of Television Arts and Sciences designated top 100 Hollywood Executives. 2 Emmys including award for national television movement to place school fire drills/alarms in American schools. Recipient of 4 Golden Globes. Founding Director CBS Films. Founder Viacom. Life Member International Photo Journalists. PHD Communications. Sigma Delta Chi.


Faber, George Donald was born on June 17, 1921 in Minneapolis. Son of Morris William and Lowella (Whitman) Faber.


Student, Wisconsin College Music, 1940. Bachelor, Northwestern University, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy, Colorado State University, 1969.


Writer, announcer, actor Station WHBL, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1937-1939. Production manager Station WMFD, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1939-1941. Columnist and author Behind the Mike series, Cape Fear Public Company, 1940-1941.

News editor NBC, Chicago, 1943-1946. News Director, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1946-1956. Executive Director, Founder Columbia Broadcasting System Films, Los Angeles, 1956-1971.

Director/Founder Viacom. Director Paramount Television, 1971—2000. Board director Callahan and Associates Los Angeles.


  • Edward R. Murrow's news editor. Producer "Behind the Mic" series. Early development of syndicated series television production system. International Director Programming, International Producer "Miss Universe" contests over 10 year period. Producer for CBS of opening ceremony of Sydney Opera House with Carol Burnett cast and Queen of England. News teams traveled with President Harry Truman, who became a "pen pal.", Senator & President Lyndon Johnson and Vice President & President Nixon.


Vol. fundraising Childrens Hospital. Member International Photo Journalists (honorary life), television Programs Executives Committee (publicity), Sigma Delta Chi.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, fundraising for charities.


Married Marjorie Alice Knodel. Children: Kathie Diane Goodman, Michael William, Patricia Netzley.

Morris William Faber

Lowella (Whitman) Faber

Marjorie Alice Knodel

Kathie Diane Goodman Faber

Michael William Faber

Patricia Netzley Faber