Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire

Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire

by Ken Auletta


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"Auletta puts the most human of faces on Turner yet . . . [as] a tycoon who has lost his power." —BusinessWeek

Ted Turner revolutionized television. Foreseeing cable's potential in its infancy, he parlayed a tiny UHF station in Atlanta into a national superstation, invented CNN, and transformed sports teams and the MGM film library into lucrative programming. Ken Auletta, the most respected media journalist in America, enjoyed unparalleled access to the outspoken and defiant Turner in writing this book (named one of BusinessWeek's Top Ten Books of 2004), capturing the visionary businessman as he built—and lost—his improbable empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393051681
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Ken Auletta writes the "Annals of Communications" for The New Yorker and is the author of nine previous books, including Greed and Glory on Wall Street, Three Blind Mice, The Highwaymen, World War 3.0, and Backstory. He lives in New York City.

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