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RCA Press Release for June 14, 1983


RCA VideoDiscs Appoints C. J. Mitchell And R. D. Klinger As Division Vice Presidents

Appointments of Charles J. Mitchell and Richard D. Klinger as Division Vice Presidents of RCA VideoDiscs was announced today by Thomas G. Kuhn, Division Vice President of the RCA unit.

Mr. Mitchell has been named Division Vice President, Programs and Mr. Klinger has been named Division Vice President, Programs - West Coast. Both have had responsibility for program acquisition and for home video co-productions.

In announcing the promotions, Mr. Kuhn said the two executives will play a key role in RCA's efforts to maintain a steady flow of new programs to sustain and support the growth of the video disc.

RCA has already produced or co-produced several original programs for home video, including the highly successful "Jane Fonda's Workout," which has sold more than 45,000 video disc albums and more than 150,000 video cassettes. Other programs created especially for the home video market include instructions in tennis and basketball, and music programs such as "RCA's All-Star Country Music Fair," featuring Charley Pride, and "The Jefferson Starship in Concert."

Mr. Kuhn said RCA also is developing programs that can be used on the new interactive video disc player scheduled for introduction in the fourth quarter of this year.

Mr. Mitchell, who was Director of Special Programs for RCA VideoDiscs prior to his new assignment, has a diversified media and music background. He was producer of "Soundstage," the award-winning PBS Network program; Music Director of New York's WRVR-FM, and Associate Editor of Down Beat magazine.

Mr. Mitchell received an A.B. degree from Princeton University. He resides in New York City with his wife and daughter.

Mr. Klinger previously was Director of Programs, West Coast, for RCA VideoDiscs. An attorney, he was Director of Business Affairs for Paramount Television before joining RCA.

Mr. Klinger previously was Associate Director of Business Affairs for the CBS Television Network, and also produced television programs for Metromedia Television and the American Broadcasting Company.

He received a law degree from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He resides in Sherman Oaks, California with his wife and two sons.


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