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--fine. They're little scavengers.
Really. Today is October the 14th, 1993, and I'm sitting in the office of Dr. Frank
Stanton, beginning our thirteenth session.
Thirteenth session. We had decided, somewhat luckily, to talk about the rise of
cable today. It so happens that on October 13th, 1993--what was it, a $30 billion
purchase of Atlantic Bell buying Telecommunications happened? So we're starting to
talk about this on the right day.
I want to start by just asking you how Viacom got started. Was it from sold-off
properties from CBS?
Well, the government, in the late sixties, I believe, or around 1970.
In the late sixties, or possibly early seventies, the FCC promulgated rules that would take
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