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Geraldine Laybourne (born May 19, 1947) was the first president of Nickelodeon, from 1984 to 1996, after which she left to become president of Disney-ABC Cable Networks. During her tenure at Nickelodeon, the network became the top-rated 24-hour cable programming service and won many awards. She was one of the first people to focus on television programming for kids.

Up until her departure in 1996, Nickelodeon Magazine regularly featured short interviews with her, under the heading Ask the Boss Lady.

Ask the Boss Lady columns

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