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JERRY EATON NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING FOR GROUP W TELEVISION

 PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- James E.C. (Jerry) Eaton has been named vice president of Programming for Group W Television, it was announced today by Jonathan Klein, president.
 In his new role, Eaton will support the Group W Television stations in the acquisition and development of programming, and work with the company's production and syndication division, Group W Productions, to develop programming in tune with the needs of the Group W markets. He will also be responsible for coordination of group-wide projects and strategic planning on a wide variety of issues that face the television station group, according to Klein.
 "In the eight years that Jerry and I have worked together, both in Baltimore and in Philadelphia, he has proven himself a creative and innovative programmer," said Klein. "In the new and highly competitive business environment of the 1990s, it is essential for us to explore new programming ideas that serve our local communities and, at the same time, to achieve the benefits of coordination and size. Jerry's excellent background both in station operations and in group negotiations make him uniquely qualified to assume this important role."
 Prior to this appointment, Eaton was program coordinator for Group W Television. In that post, he helped to coordinate group deals for syndicated product.
 At the same time, Eaton was director of KYW Enterprises for KYW-TV, the Group W Television station in Philadelphia, since October 1990. In that role, he developed local programming and other products that matched viewer and advertising needs, such as KYW-TV's prime time telecasts of the Philadelphia Orchestra, pre-season Philadelphia Eagles football coverage, and an array of sponsored projects for the health care and financial services industries. He was also instrumental in the development of the new partnership between QVC and KYW-TV testing home shopping on a network affiliate. In addition, he was responsible for Channel 3's program schedule, network relations and syndicated programming acquisitions. Eaton has also been program manager for KYW- TV since January 1988.
 Before joining KYW, Eaton was program manager at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, KYW's Group W sister station, for almost three years. He joined WJZ as a producer/director of public affairs specials in 1977; served as a director for Evening Magazine there (1977-78) and later as a producer for the program (1978-80) before being named executive producer of programming (1980-84) and program manager (1984-87).
 Prior to joining WJZ-TV, Eaton worked as a producer for Connecticut Public Television (1971-77) and spent three years in the U.S. Navy.
 Born and raised in Pasadena, Calif., Eaton was graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
 He currently resides in Ruxton, Md., with his wife, Karen, and two sons, Timothy and Jeremy.
 Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Inc. (Group W) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Corporation (NYSE: WX), with interests in television and radio, program production and distribution, syndication and cable.
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