A Love Story

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/19/2023 - 13:53

Happy Wedding Anniversary, Helen and Chuck Dolan, and their American love story. Pix include Neil and Jimmy.

They built their empire together and to this day, Helen and Charles Dolan reside in Oyster Bay, NY. Best known in the business world for his involvement in Cablevision and HBO, Charles philanthropically made a name for himself and Helen through their cancer advocacy and the founding of The Lustgarten Foundation, which supports pancreatic cancer research. The foundation is named in honor of the late Marc Lustgarten, who rose to serve as vice chairman of Cablevision and chairman of Madison Square Garden.

Chuck hired me to build News 12 The Bronx and I enjoyed serving. this lifetime Dolan couple that is receiving a premature salutation. These two also provide philanthropy through the Dolan Family and Children's Foundation with grant-making on Long Island, New York institutions Autism Speaks, Youth Family Counseling Agency, Stony Brook Foundation, Pomfret Historical Society, Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, and St. Ambrose Parish.

Fellow Libra Charles Francis Dolan was born October 16, 1926, and is now an American billionaire businessman, best known as the founder of Cablevision and HBO Today, Dolan controls Madison Square Garden Sports, MSG Networks, Madison Square Garden Entertainment, Madison Square Garden, MSG Sphere at The Venetian, MSG Sphere London, Radio City Music Hall, BBC America, and AMC Networks. As of October 2021, his net worth is about US $ 5.6 billion.

The son of an inventor, Dolan was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He served in the United States Army Air Forces at the end of World War II and studied at John Carroll University, before dropping out and entering the telecommunications field. Chuck's father, David, sold a patent to Ford Motor.

Dolan's earliest professional endeavors focused on the packaging, marketing, and distribution of sports and industrial films, which he produced with his wife in their Cleveland home and then sold to television stations that syndicated the material. Dolan sold his interests to Telenews in exchange for a job, and when he was 26 years old, he moved to New York and founded Teleguide Inc, a service that provided information to hotels.

That same decade, Dolan founded Sterling Manhattan Cable, the first company to wire buildings to have cable television access.[8] In its early years, Sterling forged first-of-its-kind agreements to bring New York professional sports teams, cultural programming, and movies into the homes of New York City cable viewers, including agreements with the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. Two years later, he sold Sterling Cable's Manhattan operations to Time Inc and renamed his Long Island business Cablevision Systems.

In the early 1970s, Dolan founded Home Box Office, the first premium programming service in the cable television industry, which he sold to Time Life.[6][8] Later, he organized Cablevision Systems Corporation on Long Island and spearheaded many of the company's advancements. After that, he was the vision behind VOOM, Cablevision's effort to expand content delivery and meet the demands of the exploding HDTV market, which was expected to include six million households by the end of 2003 and 12 million by year-end 2005, but was shut down when other directors deemed it financially unsustainable.

From 2001 through early 2002, Dolan was a bidder in the sale of the Boston Red Sox. He submitted a maximum bid of $750 million but ultimately lost out to a group headed by John Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino.

In 2016, Dolan sold Cablevision to Patrick Drahi's Altice USA for $17.7 billion.[2]

Helen and Chuck once invited me and I brought my ex-wife to their Cove Neck home for a PICNIC with MUSIC and FIREWORKS. WOW WoW wow. We asked about a dress code, and I wore a sports jacket. She got dressed up and when we arrived, she complained their creepy son was undressing her with his eyes, so I asked that she put her clothes back on... Jimmy has been called one of the most volatile and unpredictable professional sports team owners in the country.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV_uaYLKYsU - And so it goes... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjJVm0d_R3A

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Do you know why these two love birds are still together?

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