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Clash of the Titans: How the Unbridled Ambition of Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch Has Created Global Empires that Control What We Read and Watch
     

Clash of the Titans: How the Unbridled Ambition of Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch Has Created Global Empires that Control What We Read and Watch

by Richard Hack
 
The two most influential media moguls of all time, two billionaires, two fascinating stories that often intersect.

Robert Edward (Ted) Turner III is the brash, outspoken and unpredictable former vice-chairman of AOL Time Warner, who jockeyed a small billboard firm into a $3 billion cable empire that includes CNN, superstation WTBS, Turner Network Television, Turner

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The two most influential media moguls of all time, two billionaires, two fascinating stories that often intersect.

Robert Edward (Ted) Turner III is the brash, outspoken and unpredictable former vice-chairman of AOL Time Warner, who jockeyed a small billboard firm into a $3 billion cable empire that includes CNN, superstation WTBS, Turner Network Television, Turner Classic Movies, the Atlanta Braves baseball team, the Goodwill Games, and MGM studios.

Keith Rupert Murdoch is the impeccably attired, ruthless media baron whose News Corporation started with one minor Australian paper and grew to include over 125 papers and magazines around the world, Fox studios and television networks, and broadcast satellite services in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Together, their companies control much of the news and entertainment that reach the world, and because of it, they wield the ultimate one-two punch in the media power game. Their own private lives -- divorce, high profile remarriages, and family struggles -- have become fodder for gossip columns and tabloid television shows.

Their stories are filled with risk, clairvoyant vision and unfaltering determination as they've battled government regulations and financial bureaucracy at every turn. Yet, as their careers crisscrossed the globe, their words often became personal and the barbs they traded vitriolic in intensity. Theirs is a fierce rivalry that has only served to accelerate the race to deliver both information and entertainment to cities and towns across the globe. This outstanding dual biography delves deep into both extraordinary lives to illuminate the many and surprising ways in which our daily lives are affected by these two moguls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932407051
Publisher:
New Millennium Entertainment
Publication date:
10/07/2003
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.44(d)

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