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Enterprise; Ted Turner and the News War


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Ted Turner and the News War
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Hosted by Eric Sevareid. ENTERPRISE's pioneering use of the "case study" approach to business documents high level decisions as they are taking place in the executive boardrooms. ENTERPRISE deliberately shows decision making processes as they occur. Business is treated as a human endeavor rather than an economic phenomenon. It goes beyond the statistics and charts to show real people making critical decisions and then bearing the consequences. ENTERPRISE benefits from the expertise of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (as Harvard professors act as advisors to each program.) Ex Prod: Zvi Dor-Ner / Each individual episode has different producer Series release date: 10/1981

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Hosted by Eric Sevareid. EP captures Turner's swashbuckling style as he gives interviews to the media, cajoles cable system owners and visits some of the country's most powerful advertising firms as he rites to win friends and influence people. Turner fights hard against ABC-Group W Satellite News Channel (SNC) trying to survive in a marketplace that can't support two cable giants. Lloyd Werner's counterattack as SNC captures government buildings is chronicled. EP cameras focus inside the studios and private offices of both sides as Werner develops his "capture news" campaign and Turner responds w/ "Headline News".



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Chicago: “Enterprise; Ted Turner and the News War,” 12/07/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BEB288C2E8674C7C961F3EDBF2502904.
MLA: “Enterprise; Ted Turner and the News War.” 12/07/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BEB288C2E8674C7C961F3EDBF2502904>.
APA: Enterprise; Ted Turner and the News War. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BEB288C2E8674C7C961F3EDBF2502904
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