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Broadcasting company executive

Lawrence Phillip Fraiberg, American broadcasting company executive. Recipient Peabody award for lifetime achievement in the broadcasting industry, 1986, Trustees award National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1990.


Fraiberg, Lawrence Phillip was born on October 12, 1921 in Pittsburgh. Son of Samuel S. and Molly (Silverman) Fraiberg.


Bachelor in Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1949. Doctor (honorary), St. John's University, New York City, 1978.


Account executive, Station KPIX, San Francisco, 1949-1953;local sales manager, Station KPIX, San Francisco, 1953-1958;general sales manager, Station KPIX, San Francisco, 1958-1959;metro television sales, Metromedia, New York City, 1959-1963;vice president, general manager, Station WTTG, Washington, 1963-1965;vice president, general manager, Station WNEW-television, New York City, 1965-1969, 71-77;president, Parallel Prodns., New York City, 1969-1971;president, Metromedia television, New York City, 1977-1979;president, Group W television, New York City, 1980-1986;president, Master of Computer Applications Broadcasting, New York City, 1986-1990;chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Pinelands Inc., New York City, since 1991.


Member executive committee National Committee for American Foreign Policy, New York City, since 1984. Trustee Outward Bound United States of America, Greenwich, Connecticut, since 1986. Board directors Muscular Dystrophy Association, New York City, since 1977, Fund for Dance, New York City, since 1982, Visiting Nurse Service, New York City, since 1991.

1st lieutenant United States Army, 1942-1946, PTO. Member Theatre Development Fund (board directors), Visiting Nurse Service of New York (member board), The Tony Management Committee, The Dramatists Guild. Clubs: University (New York City).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: theatre, film, sports, music.


Samuel S. Fraiberg

Molly (Silverman) Fraiberg