George Resing, Jr., TV exec who developed “PM Magazine” and “The Phil Donahue Show,” died in Novato, Calif. on June 6. He was 80.
Resing began his broadcasting career began at WLWT in Cinncinnati. After serving in the Korean War, he returned to WLWT, where he became producer of “The Ruth Lyons Show.”
While serving as program manager of of WLWD in Dayton, Ohio, Resing started “The Phil Donahue Show.” He also served as program director of WLS-TV in Chicago and general manager of WXIA-TV in Atlanta. In 1973 he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was named general manager of KPIX-TV.
There he put together a team of producers, editors and reporters for new show “Evening Magazine,” which was syndicated across the country as “PM Magazine.” He later moved to Los Angeles to become Sr. VP of Group W Productions.
He is survived by his wife, Jane; two sons and three daughters.