Former CBS President Arthur Taylor Dies At 80

Arthur R. Taylor, a former corporate wunderkind who became president of CBS at 37, unloaded an underperforming network-owned property, the New York Yankees, and then, as a sometimes nettlesome overachiever, was fired by William S. Paley, the imperious CBS chairman and founder, died on Dec. 3. After he was fired from the network, Taylor became the founding president of a premium cable channel that was the predecessor of A&E.