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Long Distance Warrior Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 26, 2011 -- 11:00 PM

His name was Bill McGowan, a modern-day David in a business suit, fighting Goliath on the corporate battlefield. He took on the most powerful monopoly of his time - AT&T, and its Bell System of local phone companies - and won against all odds. He helped usher in the Information Age by unleashing the forces of competition and change. He transformed long distance service from a luxury to a cheap commodity as he built a tiny company called MCI into a telecommunications powerhouse. Long Distance Warrior is a compelling film that presents a gripping case study of the kind of vision, determination, and calculated risk-taking it takes to spark real progress. It shows us how we got to the present by taking us back to the past, so we can follow the path of a man who saw the future, and then made it happen. It is, in essence, a classic American success story.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 28, 2011 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 27, 2011 -- 5:00 AM
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