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The Murdochs [electronic resource]: Building an Empire

ABC International
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
With operations in Australia, Britain, and the U.S., the Murdoch media conglomerate occupies leading positions in the world of print and broadcast news. This program traces the story of the three-generation Murdoch media dynasty through interviews with a rich cast of family members and their associates, including Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City, and Andrew Neil, former editor for The Sunday Times (London) News clips and home video footage of the Murdochs at work and at play offer powerful insights into what it takes to build a business empire from scratch-and to keep it on top.
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57 min.
Contains brief glimpses of tabloid cover nudity
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Building an empire
  • The Murdoch Family Dynasty (3:23)
  • Murdoch Family Background (3:49)
  • Discipline and Competition (3:15)
  • Dynastic Ambitions (3:54)
  • "The Adelaide News" (3:00)
  • Tabloids and Serious Journalism (2:54)
  • Expanding the Market (3:27)
  • Journalism, Politics, and Power (3:35)
  • Competition and Family Life (4:27)
  • Rupert Murdoch: Deal Maker (4:06)
  • Work Ethic and Ambition (2:55)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2002.
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30738 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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