Sylvester Weaver TV Program Creator

Sylvester weaver

Sylvester Barnabee "Pat" Weaver (December 21, 1908 – March 15, 2002) was an American radio advertising executive, who became president of NBC between 1953 and 1955. He has been credited with reshaping commercial broadcasting's format and philosophy as radio gave way to television as America's dominant home entertainment. His daughter is actress Sigourney Weaver. Weaver was born Sylvester Barnabee Weaver in Los Angeles, California, the son of Elenor Isabel (née Dixon) and Sylvester Laflin Weaver (1876–1958). He was of Scottish descent (possibly Clan MacFarlane), as well as of Ulster Scots and early New England ancestry. He was a great-great-grandson of Charles Laflin, a gunpowder manufacturer, who came to America in 1740 from Ulster, Ireland, settling at Oxford Worcester County, Massachusetts. Charles Laflin and his family were living at Oxford, Massachusetts, when he purchased land in 1749 in the Southern (South-) village (-wick) part of the town of Westfield, Massachusetts. He was the brother of comedian Doodles Weaver. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1930, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 21st, 1908
United States of America
Date of death
March 15th, 2002 at age of 93
Place of death
Santa Barbara, California, United States of America




1. Dartmouth College Colleges/University

Dartmouth College (often referred to as Dartmouth  /ˈdɑrtməθ/ DART-məth) is a private, Ivy League university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. The institution comprises a liberal arts college, Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business, as well as 19 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Incorporated as "Trustees of Dartmouth College," it is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. With an undergraduate enrollment of 4,248 and a total student enrollment of 6,141, Dartmouth is the smallest school in the Ivy League.

Institution info

Type Private university
2013. 3.73 bil. $
2010. 3.14 bil. $
Institution colors
December 13th, 1769
207 Parkhurst Hall, 03755 - Hanover, New Hampshire
2013. 4,276
2010. 4,248
2009. 4,197
2008. 4,164
2013. 2,066
2010. 1,893
2008. 1,685
Acceptance rate
2014. 11.5 %
2013. 10.4 %
2012. 9.8 %
2011. 10.1 %
2010. 11.7 %
Local tuition
2013. 45.4 K $
2010. 40 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Dartmouth College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1912., TV Program Creator
b. 1917., TV Program Creator
b. 1908., Baseball Third baseman
b. 1908., US Vice President
b. 1912., Musical Artist
b. 1907., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1909., Actor
b. 1908., U.S. Congressperson

TV program created 6

Title Year Network Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Co-creators First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages External resources
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014
1 February 17th, 2014
Movie IMDB page
Today With Kathie Lee and Hoda 2008
April 7th, 2008
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962
31 4531 October 1st, 1962 May 22nd, 1992
Movie IMDB page
The Tonight Show 1954
3 September 27th, 1954
Movie IMDB page
Today 1952
62 16116 January 14th, 1952
Movie IMDB page
Your Show of Shows 1950
6 139 February 25th, 1950 June 5th, 1954
Movie IMDB page

TV programs written

1. The Tonight Show

Networks Co-writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime Creators First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast

Mike Marmer
Stan Burns
100 min.
90 min.
September 27th, 1954 English

Awards won

1955 Peabody Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
a Personal Award for Pioneering Program Concepts
Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Broadcast journalism
Documentary film

Hall of fame induction

Hall of fame Induction date Other inductees
Television Hall of Fame


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