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Author Miller, James A. (James Andrew), 1957- author.

Title Tinderbox : HBO's ruthless pursuit of new frontiers / James Andrew Miller.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
©2021

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 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  384.555 MIL    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xxvi, 995 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary From its launch in 1972, HBO has been the home of epic shows, as well as the source for brilliant new movies, news-making documentaries, and controversial sports journalism. By thinking big, trashing tired formulas, and killing off clichés long past their primes, HBO led the way to a bolder world of content, opening the door to all that was new, original, and worthy of our attention. With extraordinary access to the most important voices, over the course of more than 750 interviews with key sources, Miller captures the drama and the comedy off-camera and inside boardrooms. As HBO created and mobilized a daring new content universe, it reshaped storytelling and upended our entertainment lives forever. -- adapted from jacket
Contents Prologue -- Introduction -- Time immemorial, November 3, 1971-June 30, 1974 -- Opposable thumbs, July 1, 1974-December 10, 1984 -- Richness & improbability, December 11, 1984-January 10, 1990 -- Showman, January 11, 1990-August 14, 1992 -- Procreation, August 15, 1992-November 17, 1995 -- "Something for everybody, some of the time," November 18, 1995-June 5, 1998 -- Rapture & vanquishment, June 6, 1998-September 8, 2001 -- Chair in the sky, September 9, 2001-July 17, 2002 -- Individuation, July 18, 2002-May 10, 2007 -- To weep from gladness, May 11, 2007-March 9, 2008 -- Rooms at the top, March 10, 2008-April 16, 2011 -- Elective affinities, April 17, 2011-December 31, 2012 -- Eastern apotheosis, January 1, 2013-October 28, 2014 -- Dysfunctionally yours, October 29, 2014-October 21, 2016 -- Dallas, October 22, 2016-February 28, 2019 -- Saudad, March 1, 2019-present.
Subject Home Box Office (Firm) -- History.
Home Box Office (Firm) -- Interviews.
Cable television -- United States -- History.
Subscription television -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Added Title Tinder box : HBO's ruthless pursuit of new frontiers
HBO's ruthless pursuit of new frontiers
ISBN 9781250624017 (hardcover)
1250624010 (hardcover)

 
    
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