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Tonight the television industry is mourning a master and while you may not know its name you have undoubtedly seen.
Jack -- work.
-- Riley worked on.
Of those shows during a career that spanned decades.
And generated fourteen.
His work all behind the scenes but Reilly actually started out as an actor.
Even worked with sir Laurence Olivier at one point and on the -- In 1953.
Jack Riley confronted the same truth so many others have.
He tells an industry paper the reality of getting married and having your first child took over.
The other side of the cameras certainly meant more stability.
He became a stage manager for Edward.
Hear from kids this Gene Simmons.
Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes worked on that show with Riley.
I met Jack -- in 1962.
-- was -- production assistant Foreman and that could send me for you know.
But he was fair enough she always did in the very nice way.
Riley worked with a lot of the biggest names in news and good morning everyone I'm back.
He was the executive producer of Good Morning America for nearly a decade helped drive that show to number one.
ABC's Charlie Gibson described him as a cracker Jack producer who understood when he should intrude.
And -- to stand back and let others do their work.
And NBC newsman Tom Brokaw echoed that calling Riley gifted and modest and saying he was.
Always willing to let someone else get the credit.
Riley went on to CNBC in 1994 as a vice president.
-- he was credited with creating shows including -- power lunch and a host of that program offering -- on -- treatment today.
He was exceptionally giving I learned so much from -- a lot of folks did and a lot more loved him.
I think Jack rather use.
A man who put it all together.
Terrific television producer and terrific.
Sometimes it's hard.
With him it -- and.
The nicest men in our industry.
I asked Roger Ailes today how old was -- it's something it's kind of hard to find out any city joked about his -- and no one's really sure somewhere in his eighties mid eighties.
There's an old saying that old is what you get to be when you're lucky Jack was very lucky and very talented and we'll all miss.
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