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Television executive

William Eric Osterhaus, American Television executive. Recipient Peabody award and Hillman award for One Nation Indivisible documentary, 1968. Board of directors The Center for the Arts, San Francisco, since 1985; board directors Zeum, since 1995. First 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, 1953-1954;student, Harvard University Business School, summer 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;executive producer, Station KPIX, San Francisco, 1964-1967;general manager, Station KPIX, San Francisco, 1969-1973;program manager, Station KYW-television, Philadelphia, 1967-1969;president, general manager, Station KQED Inc., San Francisco, 1973-1978;president, SiteLine Communications, Inc., San Francisco, since 1979;Chairman of the Board, VariCom Inc., San Francisco, 1982-1986. Chairman television advising committee California Public Broadcasting Commission, 1977-1978. Member joint commission on film and broadcasting Indo-United States Subcommn. on Edition and Culture., 1975-1985.

Chairman television committee San Rafael Redevelopment Agency, California, 1977-1978. Member citizens advising committee CAble TeleVision, San Rafael, 1976-1977, Dominican College, San Rafael, 1972-1980.

Membership

Board of directors The Center for the Arts, San Francisco, since 1985. Board directors Zeum, since 1995. First 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.

father:
Eric Hugo Osterhaus

mother:
Helen (McAuliff) Osterhaus

spouses:
Nancy Jean Heinemann

Annemarie Clark

children:
Eric Frank Osterhaus

Marc Andrew Osterhaus