Gene Jankowski: Broadcasting Champion

Gene Jankowski, who led CBS through one of its most turbulent eras, still believes in the power of broadcast networks. “The networks survive because they put up the biggest bucks for the most expensive programs,” he says.This profile is the ninth in a series featuring individuals who will be honored by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation as Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts today in New York. This year’s other honorees: Don Mischer, Gracia Martore, Bill Persky, Jarl Mohn, the Carter family, Don West, Mel Karmazin and Herb Granath.

Jankowski, Granath, West Among LAB Giants

The annual luncheon and ceremony honoring individual contributions to media will take place Oct. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York.