Leslie Moonves

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents



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Steven Bochco

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Steven Bochco on CBS' Les Moonves buying and quickly canceling the series Public Morals

Eric Braeden

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Eric Braeden on considering leaving The Young and the Restless in 2009 and why he stayed

Kevin Bright

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Kevin Bright on Bright/Kauffman/Crane making a development deal with Warner Bros. and Les Moonves

Mark Burnett

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Mark Burnett on meeting with Leslie Moonves at CBS to pitch Survivor
Mark Burnett on the risk Leslie Moonves took in supporting him on Survivor
Mark Burnett on presenting his choices for host of Survivor

Charles Cappleman

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Charles Cappleman on the consolidation of Viacom, CBS, and Infinity, and on Mel Karmazin and Leslie Moonves
Charles Cappleman on Mel Karmazin and Leslie Moonves

Glenn Gordon Caron

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Glenn Gordon Caron on Les Moonves asking him to return to television and the creation of Now And Again

Michael Chiklis

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Michael Chiklis on Les Moonves believing in him

Elise Doganieri

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Elise Doganieri and Bertram Van Munster on working with Les Moonves 

Diane English

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Diane English on Les Moonves wanting her to revamp Ink

Tom Freston

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Tom Freston on becoming co-President of Viacom with Les Moonves, and Viacom splitting in two

Brad Garrett

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Brad Garrett on playing Jackie Gleason in the TV movie Gleason

Sharon Gless

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Sharon Gless on not liking the changes to the "Cagney" character in the Cagney & Lacey TV movies, but still wanting the the show to continue, and her frank disappointment with Moonves, feeling that he "destroyed" the Cagney & Lacey franchise

Charles Floyd Johnson

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Charles Floyd Johnson on Catherine Bell becoming the new female lead on JAG

Chuck Lorre

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Chuck Lorre on casting Ashton Kutcher on Two and a Half Men: "let's go away from Entourage and towards Mark Zuckerberg ... but gorgeous"
Chuck Lorre on casting Angus T. Jones on Two and a Half Men
Chuck Lorre on his relationship with CBS

Jayne Meadows

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Jayne Meadows on acting in the series High Society

Bertram van Munster

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Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on working with Les Moonves 

Bob Newhart

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Bob Newhart on Les Moonves convincing him to return to television with George & Leo

Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst on how he came to host Survivor

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on Leslie Moonves heading Movies of the Week at Lorimar
Lee Rich on those who wanted his position at Lorimar once he left for MGM
Lee Rich on Leslie Moonves

Doris Roberts

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Doris Roberts on Leslie Moonves telling her about Everybody Loves Raymond: "You're the center of it, my dear. There's no show without you" 

Phil Rosenthal

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Phil Rosenthal on pitching Everybody Loves Raymond to CBS
Phil Rosenthal on Les Moonves having someone in mind to play the wife on Everybody Loves Raymond
Phil Rosenthal on the network having doubts about him as a first time show-runner for Everybody Loves Raymond
Phil Rosenthal on Les Moonves moving Everybody Loves Raymond from Friday to Monday
Phil Rosenthal on the taping of the series finale of Everybody Loves Raymond

Brandon Stoddard

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Brandon Stoddard on his stint as President of ABC Entertainment 

Nina Tassler

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Nina Tassler on her successful interview with Leslie Moonves for a job at Lorimar Television
Nina Tassler on her first impression of Leslie Moonves
Nina Tassler on her move to CBS after Leslie Moonves became President of the company
Nina Tassler on what she has learned from Leslie Moonves

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on the competition between himself and President and CEO of CBS, Leslie Moonves

Anthony E. Zuiker

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Anthony E. Zuiker on Leslie Moonves, who put CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on the CBS schedule

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