Broadcasting Giant Dan Burke Dies At 82

After building Capital Cities into a major station group, he and longtime partner Tom Murphy bought ABC. Together, they ran CapCities/ABC for 10 years before selling it in 1996 to Disney. “Dan shaped the culture of the company, with an emphasis on accountability, directness, irreverence and community service,” says Murphy. “He was serious and committed, with a wicked sense of humor that made every day more fun.”