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The Resource Desperate networks, Bill Carter

Desperate networks, Bill Carter

Label
Desperate networks
Title
Desperate networks
Statement of responsibility
Bill Carter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the executive offices of the four major networks, sweeping changes are taking place and billions of dollars are at stake. Now journalist Carter goes behind the scenes, capturing portraits of the moguls and stars who make it such a cutthroat business. The networks struggle for the attention of American viewers increasingly distracted by cable, video games, and the Internet. The fierce competition creates a pressure-cooker environment where anything can happen, and hit shows often get on the air purely by accident. Once the king of prime time, NBC plunged from first to last place in a single season. CBS, under the leadership of CEO Leslie Moonves, engineered one of the most spectacular turnarounds in television history. Lost and Desperate Housewives have brought ABC the kind of success it had only dreamed of--so why don't the executives responsible for those hits work there any more? Meanwhile, more and more people are watching outrageous, unconventional Fox.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
JVJ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carter, Bill
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HE8700.8
  • PN1992.3.U5
LC item number
  • .C374 2006
  • C296 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television broadcasting
  • Television programs
  • Television broadcasting
Label
Desperate networks, Bill Carter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Starring Katie Couric, Les Moonves, Simon Cowell, Dan Rather, Jeff Zucker, Teri Hatcher, Conan O'Brien, Donald Trump, and a host of other movers and shakers who changed the face of prime-time TV"--Jacket
  • Includes index
Contents
Prologue: A call to a hit man -- "Beautiful girls" -- Friends and enemies -- Must-see something-else TV -- The tribe has spoken -- Reality...what a concept -- My fickle friend, the summer wind -- Supersize me -- "I've been there" -- Idol minds -- An unopened package -- Friends to the end -- Girls' shows -- "You're fired!" -- Lost causes -- I saw the news today, oh boy -- The residue of design -- A brand-new day
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 404 p.
Isbn
9780385514408
Other control number
9780385514408
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm67615711
Label
Desperate networks, Bill Carter
Publication
Note
  • "Starring Katie Couric, Les Moonves, Simon Cowell, Dan Rather, Jeff Zucker, Teri Hatcher, Conan O'Brien, Donald Trump, and a host of other movers and shakers who changed the face of prime-time TV"--Jacket
  • Includes index
Contents
Prologue: A call to a hit man -- "Beautiful girls" -- Friends and enemies -- Must-see something-else TV -- The tribe has spoken -- Reality...what a concept -- My fickle friend, the summer wind -- Supersize me -- "I've been there" -- Idol minds -- An unopened package -- Friends to the end -- Girls' shows -- "You're fired!" -- Lost causes -- I saw the news today, oh boy -- The residue of design -- A brand-new day
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 404 p.
Isbn
9780385514408
Other control number
9780385514408
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm67615711

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