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Grant Tinker on meeting Mary Tyler Moore - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on meeting Mary Tyler Moore - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker, former CEO of NBC, dies at age 90
Grant Tinker, former CEO of NBC, dies at age 90
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: Today Today
Grant Tinker on Late Night, November 23, 1982
Grant Tinker on Late Night, November 23, 1982
Published: 2016/12/01
Channel: Don Giller
Mary Tyler Moore and Grant Tinker:))
Mary Tyler Moore and Grant Tinker:))
Published: 2012/09/27
Channel: Mary Tyler Moore Fan
Grant Tinker on Mary Tyler Moore - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on Mary Tyler Moore - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Empty Nest S07E08 The Tinker Grant fiveofseven
Empty Nest S07E08 The Tinker Grant fiveofseven
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: raul chamorro
Grant Tinker on Brandon Tartikoff - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on Brandon Tartikoff - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Norman Lear on the talents of Grant Tinker
Norman Lear on the talents of Grant Tinker
Published: 2009/08/26
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on getting hired at Universal - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on getting hired at Universal - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on "I Spy"- EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on "I Spy"- EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on starting MTM - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on starting MTM - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Late Night Goes Stereo, July 23, 1985
Late Night Goes Stereo, July 23, 1985
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: Don Giller
Grant Tinker on David Wolper - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on David Wolper - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on Fred Silverman - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on Fred Silverman - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on the structure of MTM - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on the structure of MTM - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on the key to programming success - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on the key to programming success - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker - Broadcast television pioneer comments on the future of television back on 4/21/89
Grant Tinker - Broadcast television pioneer comments on the future of television back on 4/21/89
Published: 2015/10/25
Channel: TelevisionVanguard
Empty Nest S07E08 The Tinker Grant
Empty Nest S07E08 The Tinker Grant
Published: 2016/11/07
Channel: Steven Gray
Grant Tinker on passing on "Bewitched" - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on passing on "Bewitched" - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Empty Nest S07E08 The Tinker Grant fiveofseven
Empty Nest S07E08 The Tinker Grant fiveofseven
Published: 2016/06/28
Channel: Junko Adelle
Grant Tinker on casting Mary Tyler Moore - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on casting Mary Tyler Moore - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on "Lou Grant" - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on "Lou Grant" - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Remembering Grant Tinker, Sammy Lee, Andrew Sachs, Milt Moss, Jim Delligatti and the Big Mac
Remembering Grant Tinker, Sammy Lee, Andrew Sachs, Milt Moss, Jim Delligatti and the Big Mac
Published: 2016/12/28
Channel: Rememberingthepassed
Grant Tinker on Late Night, November 23, 1982 new
Grant Tinker on Late Night, November 23, 1982 new
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: Elodie Triguel
Grant Tinker on buying "Get Smart"- EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on buying "Get Smart"- EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on The Mary Tyler Moore Show set - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on The Mary Tyler Moore Show set - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on Sheldon Leonard - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on Sheldon Leonard - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on James L. Brooks and Allan Burns - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on James L. Brooks and Allan Burns - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on ageism in Hollywood - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Grant Tinker on ageism in Hollywood - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Grant Tinker on how he
Grant Tinker on how he'd like to be remembered - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Classic Dave - viewer mail, 11/20/86
Classic Dave - viewer mail, 11/20/86
Published: 2009/04/14
Channel: jerkylfish
Grant Tinker passes away at 90, truck driver in Tracy Morgan crash strikes plea deal: TRR#580
Grant Tinker passes away at 90, truck driver in Tracy Morgan crash strikes plea deal: TRR#580
Published: 2016/12/01
Channel: nextsportstar
Remembering Grant Tinker
Remembering Grant Tinker
Published: 2016/12/01
Channel: Spencer Karter
Betty White 2000 Intimate Portrait
Betty White 2000 Intimate Portrait
Published: 2015/09/09
Channel: Jack Li
Grant Tinker on Late Night, November 23, 1982 newest
Grant Tinker on Late Night, November 23, 1982 newest
Published: 2016/12/31
Channel: Anna Wheeler
Grant Tinker on Late Night, November 23, 1982 -newest show
Grant Tinker on Late Night, November 23, 1982 -newest show
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: Sebastian Løwer
Viewer Mail on Late Night, March 20, 1986
Viewer Mail on Late Night, March 20, 1986
Published: 2016/07/16
Channel: Don Giller
Remembering Television Trailblazer Mary Tyler Moore (interview March 1, 1966 w/David Susskind)
Remembering Television Trailblazer Mary Tyler Moore (interview March 1, 1966 w/David Susskind)
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: TelevisionVanguard
Late Night Anthem, First Air, June 12, 1985
Late Night Anthem, First Air, June 12, 1985
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: Don Giller
Viewer Mail on Late Night, January 9, 1986
Viewer Mail on Late Night, January 9, 1986
Published: 2016/06/28
Channel: Don Giller
Viewer Mail on Late Night, June 13, 1985
Viewer Mail on Late Night, June 13, 1985
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: Don Giller
Dr Kassel TV: Mary Tyler Moore
Dr Kassel TV: Mary Tyler Moore
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: archivestereo
Empty Nest S07E08 The Tinker Grant fiveofseven
Empty Nest S07E08 The Tinker Grant fiveofseven
Published: 2017/12/04
Channel: Arlo Hauck
Empty Nest S07E08 The Tinker Grant fiveofseven
Empty Nest S07E08 The Tinker Grant fiveofseven
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: Gary Lewis
What was Grant Tinker
What was Grant Tinker's astrological sign?
Published: 2017/10/20
Channel: Pop Culture Trivia
"Monkey Shines" - Opening Credits
"Monkey Shines" - Opening Credits
Published: 2008/12/05
Channel: paulandstorm
Grant and JJ tinker with "The Hunger Games"...
Grant and JJ tinker with "The Hunger Games"...
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: SCH Libraries
Grant Woldum, EVP and CIO at Tinker Federal Credit Union
Grant Woldum, EVP and CIO at Tinker Federal Credit Union
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: Kim Ivers
Who does Grant Tinker share a birthday with?
Who does Grant Tinker share a birthday with?
Published: 2017/10/20
Channel: Pop Culture Trivia
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Grant Tinker
Grant Tinker at the 64th Annual Peabody Awards.jpg
Grant Tinker at the 64th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2005
Born Grant Almerin Tinker
(1926-01-11)January 11, 1926
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Died November 28, 2016(2016-11-28) (aged 90)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Occupation Television producer and executive
Known for CEO of NBC (1981–86)
Spouse(s)
Children 4
Awards Television Hall of Fame (1997)

Grant Almerin Tinker (January 11, 1926 – November 28, 2016) was an American television executive who served as Chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986. Additionally, he was the co-founder of MTM Enterprises and a television producer. Tinker was the husband of actress and producer Mary Tyler Moore for 19 years (1962–1981).

Life and career[edit]

Tinker was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Margaret (née Hessin) and Arthur Almerin Tinker.[1][2]

During World War II, Tinker served in the United States Army Air Forces Reserve. He graduated from Dartmouth College. His sons, Mark and John, are also producers. In 1961, Tinker rejoined NBC and was the head of West Coast programming, where he developed I Spy, Dr. Kildare, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.[3]

Tinker married Moore in 1962. In 1969, they formed the television production company MTM Enterprises. Tinker hired Room 222 writers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns to create and produce the company's first television series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. MTM produced such popular American sitcoms and drama television series as Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show, WKRP in Cincinnati, Hill Street Blues, and St. Elsewhere. After his divorce from Moore in 1981, Tinker left MTM to become the chairman and CEO of NBC, then the perennial last-place American television network (in terms of Nielsen ratings and profits). During Tinker's tenure in NBC's top position, the network regained ratings and produced the popular shows The Cosby Show, Family Ties, The Golden Girls, Cheers, Night Court, and Hill Street Blues. Tinker left the network in 1986, shortly after its parent company RCA was bought by General Electric. After leaving NBC, Tinker tried to repeat his success with MTM by forming GTG (Grant Tinker-Gannett) Entertainment, but the business venture failed and the company closed in 1990.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Tinker died at his Los Angeles home on November 28, 2016, at the age of 90.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Business positions
Preceded by
Fred Silverman
CEO of NBC
1981–1986
Succeeded by
Bob Wright

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