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The highwaymen : warriors of the information superhighway

Author: Ken Auletta
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A struggle is taking place--not just among corporate titans, but among entire industries. At stake is the communications industry. The contestants are Hollywood studios, television networks, and cable, telephone, computer, publishing, and consumer-electronics companies. The author takes the reader behind the scenes at such companies as Disney, Viacom, Microsoft, Time Warner, and Telecommunications, Inc. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Auletta, Ken.
Highwaymen.
New York : Random House, ©1997
(OCoLC)617016982
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Auletta
ISBN: 0679457380 9780679457381
OCLC Number: 36001214
Description: xx, 346 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Diller peeks into the future: Intimations of interactivity --
The Cowboy: John Malone's cable kingdom --
The war for Paramount (and software) --
What won't you do? --
Portrait of a software giant: Viacom --
No longer the son of: Seagram's Edgar Bronfman, Jr. --
The Consigliere: Herbert Allen, matchmaker --
Synergy: The mantra that's bad for journalism --
The Referee: The FCC --
Localism confounds Ted Turner's global village --
The magic box: Interactive TV? --
The human factor: Troubles in Disneyland --
The beheadings: Successful and unemployed --
The Pirate: Rupert Murdoch --
The power of shame: Bill Bennett takes on gangsta rap --
Jumping off a bridge: Microsoft, and Michael Kinsley, enter cyberspace.
Responsibility: Ken Auletta.
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A struggle is taking place--not just among corporate titans, but among entire industries. At stake is the communications industry. The contestants are Hollywood studios, television networks, and cable, telephone, computer, publishing, and consumer-electronics companies. The author takes the reader behind the scenes at such companies as Disney, Viacom, Microsoft, Time Warner, and Telecommunications, Inc. He chronicles the vanities and visions of such men as Rupert Murdoch, John Malone, Michael Eisner, Sumner Redstone, Bill Gates, Barry Diller, Ted Turner, Michael Ovitz, and Gerald Levin.

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