Robert Lewine

Robert Lewine

Date of Passing: December 13, 1993
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Obituary: Los Angeles Times

Robert F. Lewine was an American television executive.

His career as a television executive started in 1945 as vice president of operations for Cine-TV Studios Inc.

Lewine joined ABC eight years later as director of programming for its Eastern division and held other management positions before becoming vice president for programming in 1958. From 1959 to 1962 he was in charge of programming at CBS Films Inc. and then worked at the CBS network for two years. His association with NBC dated to 1977.

Robert F. Lewine was an American television executive.

His career as a television executive started in 1945 as vice president of operations for Cine-TV Studios Inc.

Lewine joined ABC eight years later as director of programming for its Eastern division and held other management positions before becoming vice president for programming in 1958. From 1959 to 1962 he was in charge of programming at CBS Films Inc. and then worked at the CBS network for two years. His association with NBC dated to 1977.

He was president of the Television Academy from 1961 through 1963 and again from 1970 to 1976. He founded its New York chapter in 1955 and served on numerous committees over the years. In 1992, the Academy presented him with the Syd Cassyd Founder's Award, an Emmy statuette, in recognition of his services.

Lewine also taught courses on broadcasting at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Lewine died December 13, 1993, in Beverly Hills, California. He was 80.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination | 1 Emmy
The Syd Cassyd Founder's Award - 1992
  • Winner
  • Robert Lewine, as Honoree
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