Viacom rings Taco Bell exec for B'buster post

Peers, Martin
June 1997
Variety;06/09/97, Vol. 367 Issue 6, p7
Trade Publication
Reports on John Antioco's appointment as chief executive officer of Blockbuster Entertainment. Career background; Company background.


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