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TV Executive Bill Lamb Dies at 76

Jun 20, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Longtime television executive William J. “Bill” Lamb, 76, died June 17 in Los Angeles.

Mr. Lamb was involved in the formation of the station that is now PBS affiliate WNET-TV in New York. He also served as senior VP and chief operating officer of KCET-TV, the PBS station in Los Angeles. He played a crucial role on productions such as “Cosmos” and the Peabody-winning “Heritage: Civilization and the Jews.”

In addition to his contributions to PBS, Mr. Lamb, who started out at NBC, held high-ranking positions at Sterling Manhattan Cable, Polymuse and Varitel. At the time of his death he was working as a consultant.

Mr. Lamb, a New York native, earned a bachelor of arts degree from Hofstra University and a master’s degree from Harvard Business School.