John Hendricks: The Conscience Of Cable Tv

Countless Americans were steamed during the New Hampshire primary when ABC News cut off candidate Bill Clinton's concession speech in midsentence to air a commercial. But John S. Hendricks was in a position to do something about it. The next morning, the chairman of the Discovery Channel offered each major Presidential candidate 20 minutes of free time on his network, at a cost of $500,000. "We have a healthy dissatisfaction around here with the quality of TV," he says.

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