Media Consolidation


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Interviewees discuss networks merging, buying each other, and being bought by corporations.

Highlights
Roy Disney on Disney's acquisition of ABC in the 1990s
02:41
Vivian Brown on NBC acquiring The Weather Channel
03:33
Tom Freston on Viacom taking over MTV
01:00
Roger King on the King World merger with CBS/Viacom, and on working with Sumner M. Redstone to make the deal
04:59
Nina Tassler on the merger of Lorimar Television and Warner Bros. Television and her concurrent move from Director, Movies and Miniseries to Vice President, Drama Development at the newly merged company
03:12
Grant Tinker on Jack Welch buying RCA
11:05
Who talked about this topic

Erik Barnouw

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Erik Barnouw on his feelings about media consolidation
03:17

Ralph M. Baruch

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Ralph M. Baruch on the buyout of CBS by Viacom
01:05

Bernie Brillstein

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Bernie Brillstein on the state of television and deal-making in 2002; on the business of show business
09:11

Vivian Brown

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Vivian Brown on NBC acquiring The Weather Channel
03:33

Jim Cantore

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Jim Cantore on NBC's acquisition of The Weather Channel
02:26

Glenn Gordon Caron

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Glenn Gordon Caron on plugging "Memoirs Of A Geisha" on Medium (and the plight of being created by the parent company of one network and airing on another network)
01:49

Leo Chaloukian

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Leo Chaloukian on his thoughts on media consolidation
02:07

Roy E. Disney

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Roy Disney on Disney's acquisition of ABC in the 1990s
02:41

Richard Frank

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Richard Frank on seeing the future of new media and vertical integration
04:46

Tom Freston

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Tom Freston on Viacom taking over MTV
01:00

Michael Fuchs

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Michael Fuchs on the merger of Warner Bros. and Time Inc.
08:15
Michael Fuchs on the effect of the Time Inc./Warner Bros. merger on HBO's programming
03:15

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on acquiring ESPN and starting A&E
02:09
Leonard Goldenson on merging with Capital Cities
02:04
Leonard Goldenson on Disney acquiring ABC
00:29

Stanley Hubbard

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Stanley Hubbard on Hubbard Broadcasting acquiring television stations in the '50s
07:39
Stanley Hubbard on the then-current push toward deregulation in broadcasting
02:36

Robert Johnson

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Robert Johnson on Viacom's acquisition of BET
05:01

Roger King

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Roger King on the King World merger with CBS/Viacom, and on working with Sumner M. Redstone to make the deal
04:59

Ted Koppel

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Ted Koppel on media consolidation and its impact on the news
02:14

Richard Lewis

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Richard Lewis on Revue/MCA becoming Universal Televison
02:38

Warren Littlefield

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Warren Littlefield on General Electric acquiring NBC in 1986
05:19

Leslie Moonves

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Leslie Moonves on his role as CBS network president
03:04
Leslie Moonves on the changing ownership of CBS over his tenure
06:15

Thomas Murphy

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Thomas Murphy on Capital Cities acquisition of ABC
07:24
Thomas Murphy on the early days of Capital Cities/ABC
02:23
Thomas Murphy on Capital Cities getting involved with cable
03:41
Thomas Murphy on the then-relationship between cable and broadcast outlets
02:20
Thomas Murphy on how Disney's acquisition of ABC came about
05:39
Thomas Murphy on how the deal with Disney to take over ABC was consummated 
06:10

Marty Pasetta

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Marty Pasetta on how television has changed due to technology and business
02:33

Frederick S. Pierce

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Frederick S. Pierce on network ownership of series and movies
00:55
Frederick S. Pierce on the formation of ABC Video and ABC's acquisition of ESPN and other cable networks
12:20
Frederick S. Pierce on Capital Cities buyout of ABC and leaving the network
06:16

Ward Quaal

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Ward Quaal on media consolidation
06:28

Sumner M. Redstone

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On the Paramount battle and Viacom becoming the number one software-driven media company in the world
08:53
Sumner Redstone on media consolidation

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on the changing media landscape and consolidation
02:24

Howard Rosenberg

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Howard Rosenberg on media consolidation
01:09

Sid Sheinberg

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Sid Sheinberg> on becoming President of MCA, and his view of deregulation and media consolidation 
04:57
Sid Sheinberg on NBC's acquisition of Universal 
01:30
Sid Sheinberg on media consolidation in the '80s
07:46
Sid Sheinberg on Matsushita's acquisition of MCA
14:42

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on the impact of media consolidation on programming
02:02
Frank Stanton on the downside of media consolidation
01:42

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on how media consolidation has affected the industry
00:38

Nina Tassler

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Nina Tassler on the merger of Lorimar Television and Warner Bros. Television and her concurrent move from Director, Movies and Miniseries to Vice President, Drama Development at the newly merged company
03:12

Studs Terkel

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Studs Terkel on his opinion of television
02:14

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on Jack Welch buying RCA
11:05

Ted Turner

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Ted Turner on acquiring MGM
00:28
Ted Turner on merging with Time Warner
02:52
Ted Turner on media consolidation and his thoughts on the future
01:56
Ted Turner on acquiring Castle Rock and New Line Entertainment
03:11
Ted Turner on the dangers of media consolidation
01:27

Dean Valentine

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Dean Valentine on the Disney/ABC merger, and on the main players including Michael Eisner and Tom Murphy
03:21

Av Westin

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Av Westin on the Capital Cities takeover of ABC
01:37

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on the NBC-Universal merger
05:08

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