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Hal Riney (I) (1932–2008)


In late 1969, advertising executive Hal Riney asked Paul Williams to write a song for a commercial Riney was creating for Crocker National Bank (now part of Wells Fargo). Williams (lyrics) partnered with Roger Nichols (music) and the Riney produced "wedding theme" commercial debuted on California television stations shortly after New Years 1970. ... See more trivia »

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Wrote, produced, and narrated the famous "Morning in America" and "Bear in the Woods" TV commercials for President Ronald Reagan's 1984 re-election campaign. See more »

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Member of Theta Chi Fraternity (Alpha Rho Chapter, University of Washington) See more »

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