Video: The Little Network That Might

Fox is still around after a year, stumbling but scrappy

Well, no one ever said starting a fourth network would be easy. The Fox Broadcasting Co., Rupert Murdoch's ambitious effort to compete with ABC, CBS and NBC, has weathered enough tin-pot tragedies in its brief life to fill a month on Another World. Joan Rivers' much publicized attempt to challenge Johnny Carson with her own talk show ended in ignominious cancellation after seven months on the air. Her eventual replacement, The Wilton North Report, failed even more abruptly and abysmally. Fox executives once hoped to have three nights of prime-time programming on the air by now; only two are up and...

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