Obituaries for Nov. 9
George E. Moynihan and David Larson Mayer Jr. dieGeorge E. Moynihan, a retired senior executive at Westinghouse Broadcasting, died Oct 28 in New York of leukemia. He was 82.
Until it merged with the CBS network, Westinghouse operated WBZ-TV in Boston as well as stations in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and San Francisco as well as Group W Prods. in Los Angeles.
During the 1970s, Moynihan served simultaneously as the executive producer of "The Mike Douglas Show," based in Philadelphia, and the New York-based "Merv Griffin Show." During this period, Roger Ailes, now head of Fox News, was one of his associate producers.
Moynihan oversaw local programs such as "People Are Talking" and "Evening Magazine," public service campaigns and the acquisition of syndicated programming.
He won the George Foster Peabody Award for children's program "Call It Macaroni" and a Columbia Dupont Award for "Six American Families," produced in the '70s as one of the first verite series about family life in America.
David Larson Mayer Jr., an entertainment industry executive and attorney for 30 years, died Oct. 27 in Los Angeles. He was 58.
A graduate of Princeton and Indiana University Law School, Mayer worked at Universal Studios, Orion, Disney Studios and most recently Reveille. A memorial service will be held at noon on Friday at All Saints Church in Pasadena.