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Mon, Nov 4, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

How Rupert Murdoch Changed the Media


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News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch
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News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch built News Corp from its roots in Australia to become an international multimedia empire. NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik writes about the billionaire businessman in his new book, "Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires." Folkenflik joins us to talk about the magnate's politics and about the trial now underway of alleged bribery and phone hacking by Murdoch's journalists in London.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • David Folkenflik, media correspondent for National Public Radio and author of "Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires"

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