Howard Stringer

Executive, Producer, Director
A major figure in the development of CBS News and the investigative news shows which proliferated in 1980s television, Stringer, standing 6-foot-3-inches tall with curly, strawberry blond hair, is noted for his charm ... Read more »
Born: 02/19/1942 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (7)

Does TV Kill? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Are You What You Watch? 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Prime Time Violence 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

CBS Evening News 1986 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Producer

The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A major figure in the development of CBS News and the investigative news shows which proliferated in 1980s television, Stringer, standing 6-foot-3-inches tall with curly, strawberry blond hair, is noted for his charm. His "48 Hours on Crack Street" (1986) was the most watched news special in more than five years and his helming of "The Soviet Union--Seven Days in May" (1987) helped make it a milestone in television coverage of the Soviet Union.

Relationships

Jennifer A Kinmond Patterson

Wife
married on July 29, 1978 Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the New York University Medical Center

Harry Stringer

Father

Marjorie Mary Stringer

Mother

Harriet Stringer

Daughter
adopted on January 5, 1997

David Stringer

Son
adopted in December 1992

EDUCATION

University of Oxford

Oxford, England 1964

University of Oxford

Oxford, England

Milestones

1998

Promoted to head of American operations of Sony (in December)

1998

Named to the newly created position of chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)

1997

Tele-TV announced it was going out of business

1997

Appointed as president of Sony Corporation of America

1995

Named as chairman and CEO of Tele-TV

1988

Developed primetime news program, "48 Hours", which premiered on primetime in January

1988

Named president, CBS/Broadcast Group, in August

1987

Developed "CBS This Morning", which premiered in November

1987

Developed primetime news program, "West 57th", which premiered in the fall; later revamped in 1989 as "Saturday Night with Connie Chung", which later became "Face to Face with Connie Chung"

1986

Appointed president, CBS News, in October

1985

Became naturalized US Citizen

1984

Served as executive vice president of CBS News since January

1965

Came to the United States; joined CBS as a desk assistant at WCBS-TV, New York

1965

Served two years in Vietnam

Executive produced the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather"

Worked as producer and director for CBS News

Executive produced "CBS Reports"

Directed such programs as "Essay on the Mafia" (1972) and "The Last King of America" with Peter Ustinov portraying King George III of England

Rose from associate producer to producer to executive producer of documentary broadcasts

Bonus Trivia

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During the period from 1976 to 1981 when Stringer was executive producer of "CBS Reports", Stringer and that unit received 31 Emmys, three Peabody Awards, three Christopher Awards, four Monte Carlo Prizes, two Humanitas Prizes, an Ohio State Award, an ABA Silver Gavel and a Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize.

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He is also recipient of the Columbia Dupont Awards from the Columbia University School of Journalism (1979 and 1981)

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He is the recipient of the Oversees Press Club Awards (1974, 1979 and 1982).

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He was given the Humanitarian Award by the National Conference of Christians and Jews (Southern California Region Entertainment Industries Division) in 1991.

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Stringer is a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious achievement for service in Vietnam (1965-67).

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Stringer is a recipient of the Frederic W. Ziv Award for outstanding achievement in telecommunications, presented by the Broadcasting Division of the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati in 1991.

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