Roger King dead at age 63


Syndicated television giant Roger King died suddenly over the weekend. CBS said King, who was 63, suffered a stroke Friday at his home in Florida and died at a hospital on Saturday. King was responsible for launching “Wheel of Fortune,” “Oprah” and “Dr. Phil,” among other programs. His family company, King World Productions, begun by his father in 1964, became a part of CBS in 2000. At the time of his death, King was CEO of CBS Television Distribution, the syndication arm of CBS Corporation.

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