Julian Goodman, the former president of NBC who produced the second Nixon-Kennedy debate, signed Johnny Carson to what was then a record contract and sparred with the Nixon Administration, has died, The New York Times reported. He was 90.
Goodman died Monday at his home in Juno Beach, Fla., of kidney failure, a family spokesman told the Times.
Born May 1, 1922, in Glasgow, Ky., he started out as a $3-a-week reporter for The Glasgow Daily Times, the Times said. He serving in the Army, then moved to Washington, where he was hired to replace David Brinkley on the night...