Edward Bleier’s long involvement in the development of cable television, pay TV, on-demand, and the internet includes serving as senior executive of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and president of Warner Bros./Warner Communications. At ABC, he was chief marketing officer and led efforts in strategic planning, daytime and children’s programming, and sales. During his 35 years at Warner Bros., Bleier served as a strategy advisor, overseeing the 1990 merger with Time Inc., and was responsible for after-theatrical marketing of movies, TV programming, and animation. In addition to his work in media, he chaired several professional organizations, including 13 “Communications Leaders’ Conferences” of the Aspen Institute. Bleier serves on the board of the Dana Foundation and published the New York Times bestseller, The Thanksgiving Ceremony, in 2003.