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Beating the Odds: The Untold Story Behind the Rise of ABC : The Stars, Struggles, and Egos that Transformed Network Television (SIGNED)

Goldenson, Leonard H. & Marvin J. Wolf

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ISBN 10: 0684190559 / ISBN 13: 9780684190556
Published by Scribner, 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED and warmly inscribed on front endpaper by Leonard H. Goldenson. ; Tight, clean and crisp. A hint of very light shelf wear to dustjacket, otherwise an excellent copy of the First Printing of the First Edition now protected in a new Mylar cover. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. Almost Like New. ; 9.50 X 6.40 X 1.80 inches; 495 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 23609

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Title: Beating the Odds: The Untold Story Behind ...

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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A pioneer of broadcasting describes how he built ABC into the number one TV network

From Library Journal:

In some ways this anecdotal autobiography by ABC mogul Goldenson is disappointing. (He is now chair of the executive committee of ABC and director of Capital Cities/ABC). The editorial device of interrupting the narrative flow with what are called "Other Recollections" by Goldenson associates tends to make reading, and, often, comprehension, difficult. Nevertheless, the persistent reader is rewarded with accounts of dozens of dramatic incidents, as ABC wages a quarter-century battle to gain parity with its giant TV network rivals, CBS and NBC. One learns of the decision making inherent in such trend-setting programming as Roots, Monday Night Football, Soap, and The Fugitive , and of the moves made to bring ABC News to its current pinnacle. In the end, Goldenson, still the corporate gambler at age 80, fends off the Wall Street "sharks" by placing his company under the protective umbrella of Capital Cities. Recommended for libraries with large entertainment collections.
- Chet Hagan, Berks Cty. P.L. System, Pa.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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