Walter Annenberg, 80, who sold his TV Guide magazine to Rupert Murdoch last year for $3.2 billion, has pledged $10 million to the University of Pennsylvania, it was announced Friday.

Sheldon Hackney, president of Annenberg's alma mater, said a committee of university administrators decided the entire $10 million would go to Penn's history department. Hackney said Annenberg agreed to the choice.Hugo Sonnenschein, dean of arts and sciences, said the money will finance four professorships, eight fellowships, a visiting chair for distinguished international scholars and public figures, and a fund for special projects.