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Business & Society
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Business History, Media Mergers, Media & Politics,
Broadcast & Digital Media, Wealth & Society;
Business Incidents, Accidents, Pollution, 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.

Business & Environment

“Burn On, Big River…”

Cuyahoga River Fires

Oil pollution history
of Cuyahoga River is
part of this story.

Business & Environment

“Paradise”

1971-John Prine

Strip mining history in
Muhlenberg County, KY
is part of this story.

Media Powerhouse

“Empire Newhouse”

1920s-2012

From Vanity Fair to
Reddit.com, Newhouse
is a cultural power.

Media Maverick

“Ted Turner & CNN”

1980s & 1990s

Media pioneer shakes up
news & entertainment biz
using new technology.

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.

Wall Street Critic

“Flash Boy Lewis”

1989-2014

A Michael Lewis book on
high-frequency ‘flash’
trading rattles Wall Street.

Pesticide Exposé

“Power in The Pen”

1962-1963

Chemical firms & pesticide
industry go after author
Rachel Carson.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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