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"The Salesman of the Century" Ron Popeil

The inventor has been called "the greatest marketer/salesman of the television era." Popeil sold everything from the Veg-O-Matic to the Pocket Fisherman on television, amassing over one billion dollars in sales. He's written a book about how he did it, "Ron Popeil: The Salesman of the Century." (REBROADCAST from 2/7/96)

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"The Salesman of the Century."

Inventor and the man called "the greatest marketer/salesman of the television era," Ron Popeil. He's sold everything from the Veg-O-Matic to the Pocket Fisherman on television, amassing over one billion dollars in sales. He's written a new book about how he did it, Ron Popeil: The Salesman of the Century, (Delacorte Press, with Jefferson Graham).

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The Rise of the Infomercial

Television critic David Bianculli examines infomercials -- long commercials that disguise themselves as news or entertainment shows.

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