An Old Fox Learns New Tricks: BARRY DILLER

He created a fourth network and mastered the Hollywood power game. Now Barry Diller is betting on TV's interactive future. )

Barry Diller is sitting at his regular booth at the heart of the Four Seasons grillroom, basking in attention. Even in the headiest of Manhattan's power lunchrooms, Diller, with his bullethead and designer-mogul aura, manages to draw a crowd. Henry Kissinger nuzzles onto his banquette for a brief chat; other members of the business and media elite stop to pay homage. To each, Diller offers a greeting or a quip, then gets back to his enthusiasm of the moment. He is talking about home shopping.

"It's a direct, honest way of selling goods and services," he says. "You can see the...

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