Former CBS chairman dies

CBS CEO Moonves praises Michael H. Jordan

NEW YORK - Former CBS and Westinghouse chairman and CEO Michael H. Jordan passed away Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer. He was 73.

CBS Corp. said Wednesday that he died here at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Jordan refashioned former industrial firm Westinghouse into a full-blown media company.

"We are profoundly saddened by the passing of Mike Jordan, our friend and former leader," said CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves. "Mike was a man of great vision and compassion whose thoughtful guidance of both Westinghouse and then CBS helped to shape the future of our company. Mike took over Westinghouse when most thought its demise was inevitable and brought it back to life, transforming the old industrial corporation into one completely focused in the media world."
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