Beyond control: ABC and the fate of the networks
Known to viewers as the network of Roone Arledge and Howard Cosell, to Hollywood as the network of "Dynasty", and to Wall Street as the network prime for takeover--ABC was the first of the "Big Three" networks to change hands. 8-page insert.
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