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Episode 65: The USA Network

This week join Andrew, Steve, and Jonathan as they discuss the rise of The USA Network. Look back at its history of programming and in particular its network brand during the 1990s.

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Episode 36 – Paramount’s Star Trek Strategy

This week Jonathan and Steve provide the history of, and discuss, Paramount’s near persistent strategy of using Star Trek as the anchor for every new media channel they attempt to launch. We focus our discussion on the years 1977, 1995, and 2015. So, if you’re a fan of Star Trek, or just enjoy the typical television network business shenanigans and power plays, we think you’ll dig this episode.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on June 30, 2016 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

Pearson and Davies, Star Trek and American Television: link

A useful Wiki about Star Trek: Phase II (1977) link

Short, but solid bio on Barry Diller: link

A short, 1989 LA Times article by Paul Richter expressing the then-rush to buy stations: link

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