Julian Goodman, Former NBC President, Dies

He produced the second Kennedy-Nixon debate and defended his network when it was pressured by the Nixon White House. He also negotiated a record-setting $1 million deal to retain Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show and joined other network chiefs in pushing to end the Fairness Doctrine. And he was compelled to apologize to viewers in 1968 after NBC cut away from a nationally broadcast New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game so that a movie version of Heidi could go on as scheduled.