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Mr. Munro, I discovered, was sitting down with Tom Wyman to discuss
the very same subject of merger. I think in this case, Mr. Wyman was
looking for protection because CBS was, as they say, “in play”, and
as you know it ended up by Tisch taking it over. But it's just, it's
rather amusing that this thing should have occurred twice over a
period of twenty years.
Tell me something, as long as we're on this subject: do you
remember any other time where you were approached--that might not
appear on the record anywhere else--for a merger? Even casually?
I don't think so. It wasn't done as much in those days as
it is now. No, I can't remember any. It would have had to be--
Well, the late 1960s was a pretty active takeover time.
Yes. It certainly wasn't NBC or ABC or any of the big
newspaper groups that I can remember ever talking to us, no.
Okay. Anything else you wanted to add about anything to do with
video or cable?
No, I think we talked about the problem raised by the
difference in style, behavior, expense accounts, so on so on, in the
video world as opposed to the publishing world. I mean, if people
think that the publishing world lives fairly high, when you get to
the entertainment world, everything doubles. Everybody's got to have
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