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Desperate Networks

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Desperate Networks by Bill Carter
May 01, 2007 | ISBN 9780767927864

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Praise for Bill Carter’s The Late Shift:

Bill Carter has written a detailed and remarkably gripping account . . . unfailingly balanced, thoroughly researched, filled with scoops and fresh insight. It takes us deep into the bizarre high-stakes world of broadcasting . . . . A powerful story, and ultimately a sad one, filled with casualties as well as winners.”
New York Times Book Review

“Bill Carter’s book goes behind the scenes to spin a tale of ambition and intrigue worthy of, if not Shakespeare, then at least the mighty Carson-Art Players at their ditsy, Elizabethan best.”
Boston Globe

“In his fascinating new book, Carter [spins] a tale of passion, ambition, in-fighting, and runaway ego worthy of Shakespeare.”
Los Angeles Times

“Page after remarkably well-reported page of why Johnny retired, how Leno ended up with the job, and who shafted Dave. If you crave this sort of inside-the-halls-of-media-power story, Carter gives you every last detail.”
New York magazine

“Bill Carter draws a script from the turbulent world of late-night talk shows as theatrical and cautionary as any prime-time melodrama . . . [He] unearths juicy nuggets, each related with the sure, suspense evoking hand of a thriller novelist . . . . ‘A.’”
Entertainment Weekly

“The quest to take Johnny’s place is chronicled in fascinating depth and detail by Bill Carter . . . . His story is both authoritative and definitive—a vivid, behind-the-scenes, blow-by-blow account.”
New York Times

“Carter’s book is a definitive account of how Leno won the battle for Tonight, then lost the ratings war after Letterman moved to CBS . . . . Anyone who wants to know how the TV industry works at its highest level will find a wealth of information.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

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