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Business & Money
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Media Business History, Entertainment Industry,
Business & Pop Culture, Sports & Business, 
Wealth & Society, Digital Business History, etc.

 

Media Merger History

Newsweek Sold!”

1961

The deal-making & players behind the Washington Post
acquisition of Newsweek.

Sports Media Business

“All Sports, All the Time”

1978-2008

The history of ESPN and
the rise of the “all-sports”
cable television business.

TV & Music Business

“American Bandstand”

1956-2007

How television
helped make rock `n roll
a major business.

Multi-Media Business

“The Bourne Profitability”

1985-2007

How Jason Bourne & Co.
became a worldwide
multi-media business play.

Home Video Market

“Disney’s Movie Vault”

1984-1999

How Walt Disney & Co.
discovered big bucks in the
home video market.

Disney Business History

“Disney Dollars”

1930s

Walt & Mickey become
Depression beaters and a
new kind of growth engine.

Digital Business History

“Google & Gaga”

2011

Lady Gaga TV ad for
Google’s Chrome browser
brings huge audience.

Digital Business History

“The iPod Silhouettes”

2000-2011

Apple’s iPod ad campaign
imprints cultural imagery
in media around the world.

Money & Musicals

“The Sound of Money”

2009

A Dutch pension fund &
media company buy up
Rodgers & Hammerstein.

The Political Box Office

“The Frost-Nixon Biz”

1977-2009

The multi-media cottage
industry that followed
the Frost/Nixon interviews.

PC Business History

“Apple Rising”

1976-1985

Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak
build start-up company; help
launch PC revolution.

Wealth & Society

“Celebrity Buffett”

2000-2011

Billionaire Warren Buffett
leverages his wealth &
fame to good ends.

Media Promotion

“The Jackson Statues”

1995

Nine giant Michael Jackson
statues are used to promote
a pop star & his music.

Media & Marketing

“Dinah Shore & Chevy”

1951-1963

“See-the-U.S.A.” song
helped define a celebrity
& America’s “car culture.”

Media Mergers

“Murdoch’s NY Deals”

1976-1977

How media baron Rupert
Murdoch became a major
player in New York media.

Business & Values

“Wall Street’s Gekko”

1980s-2010

A fictional Wall Street
hustler lives on in the
culture, roiling values.

Music, Video & Advertising

“Madonna’s Pepsi Ad”

1989

A Madonna television ad
stirs controversy
by association.

 

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