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Broadcast Mavericks

Now that the US economy has settled down into what economists get paid to cleverly spin as 'negative growth,' broadcasters will inevitably have to get more creative. And it's not just the US. When America catches cold, the world sneezes.
June 1, 2008

Now that the US economy has settled down into what economists get paid to cleverly spin as ‘negative growth,’ broadcasters will inevitably have to get more creative. And it’s not just the US. When America catches cold, the world sneezes.

While in previous years our Broadcast Mavericks reports have been expansive (though hardly exhaustive) reflections on risk takers in the industry, this year we offer a more conservative list for our more conservative times. What follows are some of the executives in the industry who have taken bold steps which, in one way or another, have resonated through the entire industry. Some have made their mark, while others are positioning to be industry shakers in the months to come.

A&E/HC’s Abbe Raven and Nancy Dubuc

WGA’s Patric Verrone

BBC’s Mark Thompson

HBO

NBC’s Jeff Zucker and Ben Silverman

AJ’s Tony Burman

Mavericks in the making: Dateline UK

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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