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Former NBC boss Grant Tinker, who brought 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' to TV, dies at 90

Grant Tinker, the plain-spoken, silver-haired executive who led a prime-time renaissance at NBC and developed shows that helped redefine series television in the 1970s and ’80s, died Monday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90.

NBC announced his death Wednesday morning. The cause of death was not disclosed.

“Grant Tinker was a great man who made an indelible mark on NBC and the history of television that continues to this day,”  NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke said in a statement. “He loved creative people and protected them, while still expertly managing the business. Very few people have been able to achieve such a balance. We try to...

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