TITLE

America's hippest grandpa

AUTHOR(S)
Impoco, Jim
PUB. DATE
September 1993
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;9/27/93, Vol. 115 Issue 12, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles billionaire Sumner Redstone, 70, chairman of Viacom International, whose cable holdings include MTV, Nickelodeon and Showtime. Agreement to acquire Paramount Communications, the movie and television-production giant; Accomplishments; Frugal New England business style that seems at odds with his new role as movie magnate; Future plans.
ACCESSION #
9309227561

 

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