As Dreamers Do: American Magic Redux

Entertainment News for November/December 1967
CBS and Hanna-Barbera's Little Lulu debuts at #1 in Saturday morning ratings.
- TV Guide

Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks will join the NBA in Fall 1968.
- The Sporting News

Real estate mogul Harry Helmsley married for the second time. His new bride is a condominium broker named Leona Roberts.
- The New York Times

Howard Hughes launches a bid to purchase the ABC television network.
- The Hollywood Reporter

Kaiser Broadcasting Company hopes to launch a fourth network by 1970.
- The Los Angeles Times
 
I also found these:
I realize that exploring the mental disorders of Howard Hughes does distract from your TL so I apologize.
 
I also found these:
I realize that exploring the mental disorders of Howard Hughes does distract from your TL so I apologize.
No it's perfectly fine.
 
Entertainment News for January 1968
The very first CanAm Cup Will pit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats against the Oakland Raiders at the Orange Bowl.
- The Miami Herald

After a lengthy court battle, MCA will pay Max and Dave Fleischer an annual pension of $1 million each.
- The Los Angeles Time

Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera sue MGM for Tom and Jerry royalties.
- The Hollywood Reporter

Lucille Ball lines up investors to save Desilu from a takeover by Gulf+Western.
- Variety

ABC rejects bid from Howard Hughes, citing his failure running the former RKO movie studio.
- The Wall Street Journal

William M. Gaines announces Entertaining Quality Comics up for sale. The comic company was the result of a 1961 merger between Quality and Gaines' EC Comics, home of Tales from the Crypt and Mad.
- The New York Times

Westinghouse, Metromedia contemplating plans for a fourth network.
- TV Guide

Warner Bros., United Artists and MGM are up for sale.
- The Hollywood Reporter
 
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William M. Gaines announces Entertaining Quality Comics up for sale. The comic company was the result of a 1961 merger between Quality and Gaines' EC Comics, home of Tales from the Crypt and Mad.
- The New York Times
I wonder who will will be the buyer, MCA?
 
Westinghouse, Metromedia contemplating plans for a fourth network.
- TV Guide

Warner Bros., United Artists and MGM are up for sale.
- The Hollywood Reporter
So is NET butterflied then? If so, what does Fred Rogers do ITTL?

I have some suggestions as to who should buy Warner, UA, and MGM


Should bid on all:
The Beatles/Apple
The Rolling Stones
The WHO (the band)
Disney

Warner Bros.:
7Arts Productions
Storer Communications
RCA
Columbia Broadcasting System
British DECCA
Tribune Publishing
Taft Broadcasting

United Artists:
ABKCO
American Broadcasting Companies
Mutual Broadcasting
Transamerica
Gannett Publishing


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer:
Columbia Broadcasting System
EMI
General Motors
Time Inc.
JVC

Like the tl do far
 
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So is NET butterflied then? If so, what does Fred Rogers do ITTL?
No. NET is still alive. The Public Broadcasting Act was enacted a year ago, giving birth to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Hello. who wrote the songs for chanticleer,
Mel Leven.

Yes, the case succeeded, but you're gonna see a lot of outlaw promotions popping up around the US and Canada.
 
No. NET is still alive. The Public Broadcasting Act was enacted a year ago, giving birth to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
I was a bit confused because NET, iotl, was considered the 4th network. What do you think about the list of candidates I proposed to acquire WB,MGM, & UA?
 
I was a bit confused because NET, iotl, was considered the 4th network. What do you think about the list of candidates I proposed to acquire WB,MGM, & UA?
Hmmm....Not too sure about The Beatles, Rolling Stones or The Who. I might need help figuring out which band was the most business savvy by 1968.
 
Entertainment News for Spring 1968
Highest rated Saturday morning shows for 1967-68 season:
1 Little Lulu (Hanna-Barbera; CBS)
2: Spider-Man (Grantray-Lawrence; ABC)
3: Speed Racer (Trans-Lux; Syndication)
4: The New Movietoon Show (20th Century-Fox/Filmation; ABC)
5: George of the Jungle (Jay Ward; ABC)
- Nielsen
 
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