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Heiskell:

No, other than of course, [laughter] by the time we were through, we owned a hell of a lot of real estate: In Georgia, Eastex, so on--it's like a million six hundred thousand acres we ended up with, which is quite a lot of real estate.

Q:

Right. What about, through the years, relationships with lawyers, which I take it would be Cravath [Swaine and Moore]?

Heiskell:

Yes, it was--when I came to the company, there was one in-house lawyer, essentially, there, to check editorial copy. It was really just a libel lawyer, that was all there was to it. And Cravath did everything else. And of course, Tex Moore was very active. And for--oh, until the 1960s, we depended very heavily on Cravath for practically everything. Those bills started mounting and mounting and mounting. So sometime in the 1960s, we began to build an in-house legal capacity. Then when we got into the video world--and believe me, the entertainment world is one-half law and one-half entertainment, I don't know which of them is more important--lawyers just proliferated all over the place. I think at last count there was something like 56 in-house lawyers in the company. But we still use Cravath Swaine on very major, major problems like the suit with the General--

Q:

[Ariel] Sharon?

Heiskell:

Sharon, yes--Sam Butler was the managing partner--he's a



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