Earlier this week, CBS News’ Health Blog posted this article featuring stories from What the Great Ate. In fact, our book includes an anecdote about former CBS executive William Paley, who helped build the TV network into a primetime powerhouse. Paley was a perfectionist. When CBS built its headquarters on New York City's Sixth Avenue, he analyzed every detail of its construction. The same was true for the small park — named for Paley — that was created less than a block away.
Even the hot dogs that would be sold at the park's concession stand caught his attention. After sampling dozens of frankfurters for the stand, Paley was dissatisfied. He ordered that a hot dog be created to reflect his taste and then instructed employees precisely how they were to cook it.
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