Earl Greenburg

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Earl Greenburg
Born(1947-01-06)January 6, 1947
DiedFebruary 1, 2008(2008-02-01) (aged 61)
OccupationTV producer
Partner(s)David Peet

Earl Greenburg (January 6, 1947 – February 1, 2008) was an American TV producer and former head of NBC Daytime.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Philadelphia, he then moved to Los Angeles in 1977, where he was working as VP of the compliance and practices department at NBC when Brandon Tartikoff picked him as VP for daytime programming in 1981. He then worked as an independent TV producer for programs including The Regis Philbin Show, World's Wildest Police Videos and World's Scariest Police Chases. After he left, he served as president of Home Shopping Network (HSN) in Florida and later founded Transactional Marketing Partners (TMP).[1] For his work with HSN, he became known as "The Prince of Infomercials".[2]


On February 1, 2008, he died from melanoma.[3] He was survived by his life partner David Peet, his son Ari,[4] daughters Meredith and Kathryn, four grandchildren and two brothers.

In 2007, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to Greenburg and David Peet.[5]


  1. ^ "Palm Desert National Bank Elects Earl Greenburg To Board Of Directors." The Public Record. Desert Publication, Inc. Sharon Apfelbaum. 2007. Retrieved January 13, 2013 from HighBeam Research
  2. ^ Biller, Steven; Kleinschmidt, Janice (October 2007). "The Influencers". Palm Springs Life.
  3. ^ Daytime guru Earl Greenburg dies Variety
  4. ^ Jewish Graduate Student Initiative. "ARI GREENBURG, PARTNER AT WME". Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  5. ^ Palm Springs Walk of Stars by date dedicated