Cable Cowboy: John Malone and the Rise of the Modern Cable Business

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Wiley, Oct 24, 2002 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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Praise for Cable Cowbo

"Cable Cowboy is a first-rate work by a first-rate reporter–excellent, original research on a topic that deserves it."
Bryan Burrough
P>"With skill and precision, author Mark Robichaux paints a portrait of a man who is both fox and lamb, cunningly ruthless and surprisingly genuine. . . . We get to watch a man who plays chess against opponents who merely play checkers. And we get a really good read."
Ken Auletta
P>"John Malone’s remarkable climb [is] a tale worthy of a great cinematic Western. For the first time, we get a sharp picture of the man behind the mogul, an unflinching portrait of one of the business world’s sharpest dealmakers. I dare you to put it down."
Tom King
P>"Robichaux has provided a smart assessment of the cable industry through the wild narrative of John Malone. . . . and turned it into a tale that manages to be both colorful and informative."
Walter Isaacson
P>"A terrific saga of American enterprise–how lonely wires on windswept hillsides were stretched and spun into the Information Superhighway–as seen through the remarkable career of cable television’s greatest entrepreneur."
David Von Drehle

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Robichaux, an editor of the Wall Street Journal's "Weekend" section, covered cable television for the paper from 1989 to 2001. Here he draws on interviews and published sources to produce a well ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
License to Steal 1
19
Running the Show
21
Copyright

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Mark Robichaux
Currently an editor at The Wall Street Journal, Mark Robichaux has been a reporter with the paper from 1989 to 2001. For six years, he covered the cable television industry. A former fellow with the Media Studies Center, Mark Robichaux lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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