Tales Of The Tube

Like Denis Thatcher or Maurice Tempelsmann, Grant A. Tinker will always be best known for his association with a famous woman: in his case, second wife Mary Tyler Moore. Among broadcasters, though, Tinker's name has become almost totemic. He stands for quality television--the embodiment of a nostalgic era in which TV networks were more than asset plays and a fresh programming concept wasn't simply anything without O.J. Simpson.

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