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Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans
Your Price: $32.95 CDN
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Author: Richard Hack
Publisher: New Millennium Press
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 544
Pub. Date: 2003
ISBN-10: 1893224600
ISBN-13: 9781893224605

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About the Book:

This meticulously researched look at media business is also a dual biography of Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch, the two most influential media moguls of all time. In great detail Clash of the Titans delves into both the personal and professional lives of these two outsized figures, their fierce competition, and their enormous effect on American daily life.

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 included 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. Clash of the Titans is an 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.

About the Author:

Richard Hack is an award-winning American investigative writer best known for his biographical books and screenplays. He served as the West Coast National Programming Editor of TV Guide, at a time when it was the world’s largest magazine with 40 million readers and 50 separate editions per week. In addition, he served as the TV editor of the trade paper, The Hollywood Reporter, for which he wrote 3,000 columns, syndicated across the U.S. He frequently appears on television as a commentator and has made multiple appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Good Morning America, Today Show, Tonight Show, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition and Charlie Rose among others.