Boston Fiasco Prompts Cartoon GM to Quit

Haugsted, Linda
February 2007
Multichannel News;2/12/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p8
The article reports on the resignation of Jim Samples as general manager of the Cartoon Network. Samples took responsibility for a controversial marketing campaign which resulted in an anti-terrorism response by officials in Boston, Massachusetts in January 2007. Cartoon Networks parent company Turner Broadcasting System and Interference agreed to pay two million dollars to the city.


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