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Richard Heffner

  • Aired: 10/10/2012
  • 01:06:41
  • Rating: NR
In 1961, Richard Heffner played a leading role in the acquisition and activation of Channel Thirteen, New York’s first public broadcasting station. He was the station’s founding General Manager until 1963, when he left to establish Richard Heffner Associates, Inc., a communications consulting firm.
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Interviewed by Kellie Specter, Senior Director of Communications
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