Media & Entertainment

In the '70s, television brought America Eight Is Enough, a show about a widowed newspaper columnist with eight kids. In 1998, America will get the broadcast equivalent-eight TV networks, each clamoring for a shrinking number of viewers willing to click away from networks to cable, home video, or the Internet. "It's like shelf space at a grocery store," says Leo J. Hindery Jr., president of cable-television giant Tele-Communications Inc. "There's not enough time in a day for anyone to see all that's out there."

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