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John Pike

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Born: October 26, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Began career as a disc jockey and later as a TV anchorman in south Florida in the 1970s
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Worked at a series of TV stations in Miami, Boston and Cleveland
1980:
Named vice president, program development for the NBC TV Stations Division
1981:
Joined Paramount Pictures as vice president, video programming
1984:
Promoted to senior vice president, video programming
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Named senior vice president, current network programming
1985:
Became executive vice president, Paramount Network TV
1986:
Appointed president, Paramount Network TV Division
1991:
Promoted to president, network TV and international co-production, Paramount Television Group
1993:
Left Paramount after it was sold to Viacom
1994:
Named head of CBS' late night programming (September)
1996:
Resigned from CBS after an article in DETAILS alleged that he made racist remarks (January)
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Formed John Pike Productions; entered into production deal with MGM
1996:
Named sevior vice president of business development at MGM Worldwide Television, effective January 1, 1997

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