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Walter H. Annenberg

Triangle Publications

1942 - 1968

Publishing & Print Media

1940 b. 1908
UndergraduateUniversity of Pennsylvania
Born-Died1908 - 2002
BirthplaceWisconsin (WI)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1940

Annenberg built a fledgling, debt-burdened newspaper business into a publishing empire. He introduced Seventeen in 1944 – sparking a new trend in targeted publications to America’s youth. In 1953, he overcame numerous logistical challenges to launch TV Guide, combining centrally produced national content with local listings and information. In the mid-1960’s TV Guide became the largest selling magazine in the United States (20 million+ circulation).