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Edward J. Noble dies at 76, 2019 Marks 76 years of ABC(American Broadcasting Network)’s Existence

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Quite long days but all seems really like yesterday when Edward J. Noble founded the popular American Broadcasting Company (ABC).
Though some of us might know the history, but only few can fully depict what it was like back then in May 15, 1943 when Edward J. Noble founded the company alongside Louis Blanche.

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On a serious basement, hardly do we see people who can still trace it back. Of course people born in 1943 in 2019 would be 76. And in our today’s world, hardly will you see a 76 year-old individuals.

According to World health statistic;

Based on recent mortality risks the boys will live, on average, 69.8 years and the girls 74.2 years – a difference of 4.4 years. Life expectancy at age 60 years is also greater for women than men: 21.9 versus 19.0 years.

That also means, we can only account few people including worker in ABC firm who can still picture what it looks like back then in 1943.
Edward J. Noble himself founded the company at the age of 61. (quick tips: Age doesn’t define your success.) Thanks to Google, Wikipedia and search engines, we here at All Naija Entertainment were able to retrace(source out) some static information about Edward John Noble. Keep tabs and read on. 🙂


Complete Biography Of Edward John Noble

Edward John Noble

FULL NAME: Edward John Noble
DATE OF BIRTH: October 8, 1882
DIED ON: December 28, 1958
LIFE SPAN: October 8, 1882 – December 28, 1958
RELIGION: Christianity.
STATE OF ORIGIN: Gouverneur, New York.
NATIONALITY: America.
OCCUPATION: Founder, Philanthropist.
LANGUAGES: America English, (Maybe Igbo, Yoruba & Hausa too**winks**).
ETHNICITY: Caucasian/White
RELATIONSHIP: Unknown.
CHILDREN: Unknown.
NET WORTH: loading…

Edward John Noble (October 8, 1882 – December 28, 1958) was an American broadcasting and candy industrialist originally from Gouverneur, New York. He co-founded the Life Savers Corporation in 1913. He founded the American Broadcasting Company when he purchased the Blue Network in 1943 following the Federal Communications Commission‘s (FCC) decree that RCA divest itself of one of its two radio networks.

Edward Noble was born in Gouverneur, New York, and educated in the public schools. He attended Syracuse University and graduated from Yale in 1905.

In 1912, chocolate manufacturer Clarence Crane of Cleveland, Ohio invented Life Savers as a “summer candy” that could withstand heat better than chocolate. Since the mints looked like miniature life preservers, he called them Life Savers. After registering the trademark, Noble bought the rights to the peppermint candy for $2,900. Instead of using cardboard rolls, which were not very successful, he created tin-foil wrappers to keep the mints fresh. Pep-O-Mint was the first Life Savers flavor.

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Noble was the first chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Authority. He also served as Undersecretary of Commerce under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1939-1940. Following the Federal Communications Commission’s order that RCA divest itself of one of its two radio networks, he founded the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) when he purchased the Blue Network (formerly part of NBC) on October 12, 1943. He tried to build ABC into an innovative and competitive broadcaster, but was hampered by financial problems and the pressure of competing with long-established NBC and CBS. By 1951, he entered negotiations to merge the network with United Paramount Theaters, headed by Leonard Goldenson; Goldenson became chairman of the ABC network, while Noble sat on its board of directors for the rest of his life.

Noble, 76, died at his home on December 28, 1958, after several months of illness.


Edward John Noble ABC Company

Quick-To-Know About ABC (American Broadcasting Company)

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Walt Disney Television, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building. The network’s secondary offices, and headquarters of its news division, is in New York City, New York, at their broadcast center at 77 West 66th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Since 2007, when ABC Radio (also known as Cumulus Media Networks) was sold to Citadel Broadcasting, ABC has reduced its broadcasting operations almost exclusively to television. The fifth-oldest major broadcasting network in the world and the youngest of the Big Three television networks, ABC is nicknamed as “The Alphabet Network”, as its initialism also represents the first three letters of the English alphabet, in order.

ABC launched as a radio network on October 12, 1943, serving as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, which had been purchased by Edward J. Noble. It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of established broadcast networks CBS and NBC. In the mid-1950s, ABC merged with United Paramount Theatres, a chain of movie theaters that formerly operated as a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Leonard Goldenson, who had been the head of UPT, made the new television network profitable by helping develop and greenlight many successful series. In the 1980s, after purchasing an 80 percent interest in cable sports channel ESPN, the network’s corporate parent, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., merged with Capital Cities Communications, owner of several print publications, and television and radio stations. In 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABC’s assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company.

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The television network has eight owned-and-operated and over 232 affiliated television stations throughout the United States and its territories. Some of the ABC-affiliated stations can also be seen in Canada via pay-television providers, and certain other affiliates can also be received over-the-air in areas within the Canada–United States border. ABC News provides news and features content for select radio stations owned by Citadel Broadcasting, which purchased the ABC Radio properties in 2007 (however relaunched in 2014).


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