Former NBC Entertainment President Weinblatt Dead at 76

Aug 23, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Former NBC Entertainment President Myron “Mike” Weinblatt, died Aug. 18 in Manhattan after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 76.

A Korean War veteran, Mr. Weinblatt came to NBC in 1957 and before becoming president of NBC Entertainment he held the post of executive VP of NBC Television Network. He was also the first president of NBC Enterprises. Shows such as “Saturday Night Live” and the award-winning miniseries “The Holocaust” premiered while Mr. Weinblatt was president of NBC Entertainment.

Mr. Weinblatt left NBC to become president of Showtime Entertainment and oversaw the merger of Showtime and The Movie Channel, serving as the new entity’s first president.

Following his time at Showtime/TMC, Mr. Weinblatt served as president of Multimedia Entertainment, which produced “The Phil Donahue Show” and the “Sally Jessy Raphael” talk show.

Mr. Weinblatt is survived by his wife, two sons and three grandsons.