Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way

Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way

Ken Auletta


What occurred to community tv within the Nineteen Eighties? How did CBS, NBC, and ABC lose a 3rd in their viewers and greater than 1/2 their annual profits?

Ken Auletta, writer of Greed and Glory on Wall highway, tells the gripping tale of the decline of the networks during this epically scaled paintings of journalism. He chronicles the takeovers and govt coups that became ABC and NBC into resources of 2 mega-corporations and CBS into the fiefdom of 1 guy, Larry Tisch, whose obsession with the base line will be either bracing and appalling.

Auletta takes us contained in the CBS newsroom at the evening that Dan fairly went off-camera for 6 lethal mins; into the screening rooms the place NBC programming wunderkind Brandon Tartikoff watched of his brightest customers for brand spanking new sequence thud disastrously to earth; and into the boardrooms the place the 3 networks have been attempting to make a decision no matter if tv is a public belief or a funds cow.

Rich in anecdote and gossip, scalpel-sharp in its perceptions, 3 Blind Mice chronicles a revolution in American company and pop culture, person who is altering the area on either side of the tv display.

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