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Also Known As: Margaret Loesch Stimpson Died:
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Birth Place: Profession: executive

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Few have dominated children's programming during the past 25 years as much as Margaret Loesch, who, as an executive with ABC, NBC, Hanna-Barbera, Marvel Productions and, finally, as founding president of the Fox Children's Network, has developed and/or supervised more than 100 live-action and animated series and specials. In July 1997, Loesch was appointed vice chair of Fox Kids Worldwide, to be in charge of the Fox Kids Network, Saban Entertainment and International Family Entertainment, acquired by News Corporation earlier in the year. Loesch was given the responsibility of developing long-term strategy and opportunities for Fox Kids Worldwide.

Few have dominated children's programming during the past 25 years as much as Margaret Loesch, who, as an executive with ABC, NBC, Hanna-Barbera, Marvel Productions and, finally, as founding president of the Fox Children's Network, has developed and/or supervised more than 100 live-action and animated series and specials. In July 1997, Loesch was appointed vice chair of Fox Kids Worldwide, to be in charge of the Fox Kids Network, Saban Entertainment and International Family Entertainment, acquired by News Corporation earlier in the year. Loesch was given the responsibility of developing long-term strategy and opportunities for Fox Kids Worldwide.

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1.
 Benji Off the Leash! (2004) News Broadcaster #1
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1971:
Began TV career at ABC; held various production-related positions
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Supervised Saturday morning programming at NBC
1979:
Named vice president of Hanna-Barbera
1984:
Joined Marvel Productions as president and CEO
1990:
Named president of Fox Children's Network
1997:
Appointed vice chair of Fox Kids Worldwide in July; resigned in November
1998:
Hired as president of the newly created Jim Henson TV Group; announced plans to launch the Kermit Channel on cable systems in Asia and Latin America by September
1998:
In November, appointed as president and CEO of the Odyssey Channel which planned a relaunch in April 1999; name later changed to Hallmark Channel
2001:
Resigned from Hallmark Channel (September)
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Education

University of Southern Mississippi: -
University of New Orleans: New Orleans , Louisiana -

Notes

Loesch is a breast cancer survivor.

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husband:
Curtis John Stimpson.

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mother:
Margaret M Loesch. Died June 11, 1995 at age 78.
brother:
Rick Loesch. Radio executive.
son:
Curtis John Stimpson Jr. Born c. 1988.

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