Longtime CBS program exec Dick Kirschner is retiring after 34 years at the Eye.
Kirschner, a director of current programming for the net, began his CBS career in 1971 as a Gotham-based program practices manager. He jetted west to Television City in 1975 and shifted to the current department two years later.
Over the years, Kirschner has worked on a slew of classic skeins, from “All in the Family” and “MASH” to Dallas” and “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” More recent projects were “JAG” and “NCIS.”
CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group prexy Nancy Tellem said Kirschner’s work “has contributed in no small part to where CBS is today.”