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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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