The chairman of Sony’s board was feted at yesterday’s 10th anniversary edition in New York City alongside Norman Lear, Ted Turner, Robert MacNeil, Jim Lehrer, Eric Farber, George Beasley and – posthumously – Don Cornelius and Andy Rooney. Our FishbowlNY colleague Jerry Barmash was able to grab a few minutes with Stringer, who recalled a great fringe benefit of helping orchestrate the successful CBS pursuit of David Letterman:
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Don Cornelius, the man who created Soul Train and hosted it for years, is dead at 75 according to the LA Times. A family member discovered his body this morning in his Encino home with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Cornelius had recently gone through a divorce.
Cornelius founded Soul Train in 1971 and hosted until 1993, but kept the show running all the way up to 2006–the longest running nationally syndicated show in TV history.
Below: Cornelius dancing on Soul Train in much happier times. RIP.