Thursday, November 14, 2013

Murdoch's World

Just as Charles Foster Kane, thought it would be fun to run a newspaper, and was always torn between being rich, a pillar of the establishment, and being the owner of a populist , anti elitist, publication, so to his real life scion Rupert Murdoch.

It's a complicated story as Murdoch begins, from his father's modest company in Australia, to build a business spanning 50 countries, a powerhouse of influential TV and movie production companies, newspapers and book publishers. Now it all could come chasing down in a London courtroom. Admired, loathed and feared, Murdoch is hard to size up neatly.

But NPR media reporter David Folkenflick takes on the job in Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires.

My conversation with David Folkenflick:

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