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Steinhardt was a US diplomat who was of Jewish heritage. He served as the US Minister to Sweden and US… [More] Ambassador to Peru, the USSR, Turkey, Czechoslovakia, and Canada. He was the first US Ambassador to be killed in office. [Less]
1925: Shana Alexander
Alexander was a Jewish-American journalist, born Shana Ager in New York City. Although she became the… [More] first woman staff writer and columnist for Life magazine, she was best known for her participation in the “Point-Counterpoint” debate segments of 60 Minutes with conservative James J. Kilpatrick. She was a daughter of Tin Pan Alley composer Milton Ager, who composed the song “Happy Days Are Here Again,” and his wife, columnist Cecelia Ager. [Less]
1949: Leslie Moonves
Moonves is the Jewish-American President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. He served as… [More] co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom, Inc., the predecessor to CBS Corporation, from 2004 until the company split on December 31, 2005. Prior to that he had been in a series of executive positions for CBS since 1995. He is also one of the Board of Directors at ZeniMax Media. [Less]