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The End of the Big Three Networks.

The age of the big three networks is over. Ten years ago, ABC, CBS and NBC monopolized 90% of the television audience. Now they attract a bit over sixty. Reporter Ken Auletta has written about the impact of the decline of the networks and the rise of cable and home video. His new book is called Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way. (Random House)


Other segments from the episode on September 4, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 4, 1991: Interview with Stephen Carter; Interview with Ken Auletta; Review of George Gruntz's musical composition "Chicago Cantata."


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