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Sylvester Weaver

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His tenure at NBC didn’t last long, but in those few short years Sylvester “Pat” Weaver managed to champion two TV institutions, while completely changing the way TV is produced. Weaver invented the TV “spectacular” and helped end advertiser-produced series. His greatest inventions? Overseeing the creation of both “Today and “Tonight Show.”

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