Lin Bolen Dies: First Female VP Of Programming At A Network Was 76

Lin Bolen, the first female VP of programming at a TV network and an influential force in daytime television fare, has died. She passed away on January 19 at the age of 76 in a hospital in the San Fernando Valley, according to friend and former game-show host Jim MacKrell. Bolen worked for NBC in the 1970s and was responsible for commissioning the long-running game show Wheel of FortuneShe also is credited with bringing long-form narrative to soap operas, expanding them…
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