AT&T Ignores Its Own Painful History

Before acquiring Time Warner, the phone behemoth should look at its failed attempt to control radio in the 1920s.

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AT&T’s proposed merger with the media giant Time Warner has prompted an outcry across the political spectrum, raising worry that a corporate behemoth could control a huge chunk of the U.S. telecommunications infrastructure, along with the content that flows through it.

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