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Television Pioneer and Philanthropist Honored

Lifetime Trustee Bob Miron ’59 carved a legacy in cable television.

Robert “Bob” Miron ’59 once drew up a business plan on a napkin during dinner that would end up changing cable television forever. A pioneer in cable television, Miron helped execute a project in 1986 to acquire a failing Discovery Channel, eventually making it the most distributed cable program business in the world. Miron retired in 2010 after a 50-year career culminating as chairman and CEO of Advance/Newhouse Communications. He is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, a lifetime trustee of the University, philanthropist and a member of the Newhouse Advisory Board. In 2022, Miron achieved the Arents Award, the University’s highest alumni honor.

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