The Big Heist: How AOL took Time Warner

I just finished watching this show on CNBC. I highly recommend it to anyone interesting in the media space. The program, CNBC’s first documentary is an excellent account of what and how the merger of these giants came to be. They have captured interviews with great business minds like Sumner Redstone, John Malone, Michael Eisner, Rupert Murdoch, and Bob Pittman in addition to Steve Case and Gerald Levin as well as a host of others. Certainly a timely replay given Steve Case’s news tonight.

Exactly three years ago, America Online exchanged its astronomically priced stock for the Time Warner media empire. A clash of corporate cultures began almost immediately, and the merged company has suffered ever since. CNBC’s David Faber exlores the much-maligned merger through interviews with media moguls and the people who built AOL Time Warner.

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