Kirschner Retires From CBS Current Programming

Jul 29, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Dick Kirschner, director of current programming for CBS Entertainment, retired Friday after almost 34 years with the network.

During his tenure, Mr. Kirschner was a current executive on “All in the Family,” “Archie Bunker’s Place,” “M*A*S*H,” “Dallas,” “Newhart,” “Major Dad,” “Murphy Brown,” “Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman,” “JAG” and, most recently, “NCIS.”

Mr. Kirschner began working for CBS in New York in 1971 as manager of program practices. He later became director and was transferred to Los Angeles in 1975 as VP of program practices. In 1977 he moved to the current programming department.

Prior to joining CBS, Mr. Kirschner was a VP in the television department of Benton & Bowles Advertising and assistant to the VP of sales for Bonded TV Film Services. He got his start in the business as a film booker for MGM TV in New York.