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Beyond Control: ABC and the Fate of the Networks

Huntington Williams

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ISBN 10: 068911818X / ISBN 13: 9780689118180
Published by Atheneum, 1989
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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2nd printing Bright, tight, clean and unmarked. DJ has hardly any wear.Sewn binding. Paper over boards.History is repeating itself today, with the addition of the Fox network, as the networks try to win. Read this in conjunction with Bill Carter's new book, "Desperate Networks. " Enjoy reading with a real book in your hands. Shipping from North Carolina. Dedicated to delighting our customers. Delivery confirmation provided on all domestic orders. Happy to ship to international locations. Consider expedited shipping - just a little more moves your purchase a lot faster. Digital photos available on request for any book. Bookseller Inventory # CPB0000016922

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Title: Beyond Control: ABC and the Fate of the ...

Publisher: Atheneum

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: VERY GOOD

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This is a capsule history of the three major broadcast networks with an emphasis on the rise and fall of ABC-TV. Williams, who worked for the "third network" in the early '80s and is now the editor of the quarterly Gannett Center Journal , tells a stunning, credible tale of corporate mismanagement at ABC-TV: money lavishly spent, sexual exploitation of female workers, managers become a snarling wolf pack. The situation, he claims, was in sharp contrast to the era when ABC-TV battled its way to the top of the ratings under the direction of Leonard Goldenson, who parlayed a small investment into an empire. Williams suggests in this significant contribution to media history that all three networks changed hands in the past decade because of comparable failings. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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