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September 3, 1991 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Author Ken Auletta had been scheduled to begin his book tour Wednesday with an appearance on the "Today" show. But his publisher recently was notified that the appearance on the NBC morning show--considered the best TV venue for selling books--had been canceled. ABC's "Good Morning America" and "CBS This Morning" also have passed on the book, although it has been praised by reviewers.
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January 8, 2001 | JAMES ROWLEY, BLOOMBERG NEWS
Microsoft Corp. came so close to settling the government's landmark antitrust case last year that Chairman Bill Gates signed a version of a proposed consent decree a month before talks failed, according to a new book about the case. During secret negotiations overseen by a mediator, Microsoft tentatively agreed not to punish manufacturers for installing competing software on personal computers, according to "World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies," by Ken Auletta.
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May 16, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where does the so-called Information Superhighway actually lead, and who will be collecting the tolls? Ken Auletta, author of the book "Three Blind Mice," which chronicled the demise of network television, has spent the past five years exploring that issue, covering the communications industry for The New Yorker magazine.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2001 | JAMES ROWLEY, BLOOMBERG NEWS
Microsoft Corp. came so close to settling the government's landmark antitrust case last year that Chairman Bill Gates signed a version of a proposed consent decree a month before talks failed, according to a new book about the case. During secret negotiations overseen by a mediator, Microsoft tentatively agreed not to punish manufacturers for installing competing software on personal computers, according to "World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies," by Ken Auletta.
BOOKS
September 1, 1991 | Peter J. Boyer, Boyer is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the author of "Who Killed CBS?" (Random House)
Larry Tisch had guile. The billionaire investor with the unvarnished manner and cash-register soul slyly seized control of CBS in 1986 in such a masterful display of guile that he was able to declare that he wasn't really taking over at all--until it was too late. Once in, Tisch managed to fool some of the people some of the time by vowing that he had no intention of selling off CBS' parts--even as he secretly sought deals to sell most of them. He smilingly let the CBS News employees hail him as their savior, even while he ordered the division's near-total retrenchment, including massive firings.
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July 7, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lewis Glucksman, 80, the former Lehman Bros. Kuhn Loeb chief executive officer whose feud with Peter Peterson led to the firm's sale to American Express Co. in 1984, died Wednesday at his home in Cork, Ireland, after suffering from a long illness. Glucksman joined Lehman, then a privately held firm, in 1963 and is credited with turning it into a bond trading powerhouse as he worked his way from trading into successively higher management positions.
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March 21, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
The Tribeca Film Festival is getting talky, lining up a number of high-profile film and media personalities for a series of conversations at the confab next month. Darren Aronofsky will interview Clint Eastwood. Richard Linklater will talk with his “Before Midnight” stars and co-writers, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Gloria Steinem will ask questions of the filmmakers behind Saudi Arabian pic “Wadjda.” And Jay Roach will gab with his “Meet the Parents” star Ben Stiller.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where does the so-called Information Superhighway actually lead, and who will be collecting the tolls? Ken Auletta, author of the book "Three Blind Mice," which chronicled the demise of network television, has spent the past five years exploring that issue, covering the communications industry for The New Yorker magazine.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1991 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Author Ken Auletta had been scheduled to begin his book tour Wednesday with an appearance on the "Today" show. But his publisher recently was notified that the appearance on the NBC morning show--considered the best TV venue for selling books--had been canceled. ABC's "Good Morning America" and "CBS This Morning" also have passed on the book, although it has been praised by reviewers.
BOOKS
September 1, 1991 | Peter J. Boyer, Boyer is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the author of "Who Killed CBS?" (Random House)
Larry Tisch had guile. The billionaire investor with the unvarnished manner and cash-register soul slyly seized control of CBS in 1986 in such a masterful display of guile that he was able to declare that he wasn't really taking over at all--until it was too late. Once in, Tisch managed to fool some of the people some of the time by vowing that he had no intention of selling off CBS' parts--even as he secretly sought deals to sell most of them. He smilingly let the CBS News employees hail him as their savior, even while he ordered the division's near-total retrenchment, including massive firings.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 1994 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ABC News sources said Monday they are taking seriously the threat that Diane Sawyer could jump ship to another network, but they said they are hopeful of re-signing her--albeit with a hefty pay increase. Sources said that ABC recently has been willing to go as high as $5 million a year to retain the co-host of the popular "PrimeTime Live," whose contract expires at the end of the month. She reportedly makes about $3 million a year now.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2013 | By E. Scott Reckard
The Securities and Exchange Commission may have booted Henry Blodget off Wall Street, but the former Merrill Lynch & Co. Internet analyst has attracted some big fans for Business Insider Inc., which he co-founded in 2007.  A major endorsement for the online news site landed this week in the form of $5 million -- venture capital rounded up by Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos.  “Jeff's leadership, vision and philosophy at...
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