Bud Grant (broadcaster)

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B. Donald "Bud" Grant (February 7, 1932 – July 1, 2011) was an American television executive. He served as the President of CBS Entertainment from 1980 until 1987.[1] He was credited with spearheading some of CBS' best known shows of the 1980s, including Newhart and Murder, She Wrote.[1]

Grant was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and earned a Bachelor of Science in business from Johns Hopkins University.[2] He served from 1953 to 1955 in the U.S. Coast Guard.[2]

Grant left CBS in 1987 and founded his own production company, Bud Grant Productions.[1] He would later form Grant/Tribune Prods., which produced for Tribune Broadcasting and Walt Disney Studios.[1]

Grant died in Newport Beach, California, on July 1, 2011.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Former Head of CBS Entertainment Dies". Deadline.com. TV Week. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  2. ^ a b c Dagan, Carmel (2011-07-25). "Bud Grant dies at 79, Was CBS Entertainment president in the '80s". Variety. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 

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