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We changed the world : memoirs of a CNN global satellite pioneer

Author: Sid Pike
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Paragon, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"CNN began a revolution in television with the advent of its 24-hour cable news channel out of Atlanta in 1980, challenging the three major television networks headquartered in New York that shaped the perception of current events by Americans. This revolution took the world by storm during the next decade as satellite and cable television provided an alternative, if not the only source of information for people
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pike, Sid, 1927-
We changed the world.
St. Paul, Minn. : Paragon, 2005
(OCoLC)647695988
Named Person: Sid Pike; Sid Pike; Sid Pike
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sid Pike
ISBN: 1557788553 9781557788559
OCLC Number: 60454268
Description: xxii, 489 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Road to Atlanta --
The demise of a television station --
Only a fool would by a UHF station --
Thirty-nine employees and a decrepit television facility --
The miracle that won the Braves, Hawks, and Flames --
Tantics, tantrums, and triumphs --
Global television equals endless horizon --
SuperStation growing pains --
CNN is born --
CNN international's flame is lit --
American business guru visits Japan --
The "underdog" and other concepts --
A global satellite system --
on the cheap --
Encountering opposition in a Chinese democracy --
Cultivating the Asian connection --
Climbing over the Great Wall --
The Battle of Guam --
Perseverance and patience pay off --
South America --
The hard way --
Expanding in all directions --
African adventures, Chinese Checkers, and other games --
Success can become a target --
Mapping the first Magellan trip --
Africa open its doors --
Indian intransigence and other hurdles --
Ted twirls a lasso --
only to be lassoed --
CNN replaces the "drum" in Africa --
PanAmSat and Rene Anselmo --
CNN's vital link, Africa and Turning to the Soviet Union --
Complications and Tian an Men Square --
Sheiks and satellites --
Gulf revisited and meeting a satellite visionary --
Gulf War puts CNN in spotlight --
The management shuffle and other dance steps --
Joint ventures and adventures in Russia and Eastern Europe --
Mixed signals and mixed opportunities --
Czechmates and other chess moves --
Russian Roulette --
Executive decisions and other crimes --
Project, meltdown.
Responsibility: Sidney Pike.
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"CNN began a revolution in television with the advent of its 24-hour cable news channel out of Atlanta in 1980, challenging the three major television networks headquartered in New York that shaped the perception of current events by Americans. This revolution took the world by storm during the next decade as satellite and cable television provided an alternative, if not the only source of information for people throughout the world.".

"Sidney Pike's story is the most thorough chronicle that exists. As he met with media and government leaders around the world, trying to sell CNN programming, he faced both the forces that stimulated the changes and those that offered resistance to them. Sidney Pike was a pioneer and evangelist for the global television channels and the news services that are taken for granted today. This should be read by all students of telecommunication and by anyone interested in the role the media played in globalization and democratization."--BOOK JACKET.

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"Sid Pike was one of the primary builders of CNN." -Ted Tumer

 
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