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can tell you two things. One, it will be ten years before the
boroughs get cable. Two, there will be political shenanigans.”
Twelve years later, they still haven't got a cable, and of course,
half of the political shenanigans have involved cable franchises New
What in the whole broadcast-video-cable-HBO area, any negotiations
that you remember or interesting decisions that come to mind?
That you were involved in directly? Or mistakes--anything that
stands out in your mind.
Well, I told you there were an awful lot of mistakes that
Yes, that's true. That's true.
How many more mistakes were there? There were probably a
lot more [laughs], and some I didn't know about.
Okay. Anything that comes to mind?
In our negotiations?
Yes. [pause] Or, you know, you talk about the decision to go
satellite. That must have been a difficult--
Oh, that was incredible. I think when Jerry Levin and
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