DILLER DOING IT HIS WAY

WHAT MAKES BARRY RUN? HE HAS MADE CENTIMILLIONS AND RESHAPED AMERICAN VIEWING HABITS, BUT HE STILL YEARNS FOR A MEDIA EMPIRE TO CALL HIS OWN

FOR A MAN WHO IS VIEWED BY MANY in Hollywood and on Wall Street as among the pre-eminent media minds of his generation, a man who built the Fox Network, mentored both Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg, and brought the world Saturday Night Fever and The Simpsons--for a man who has accomplished all that and made himself hundreds of millions of dollars in the process, Barry Diller sure acts as if he has something left to prove.

How else to explain his three attempts in as many years to amass a media empire he can call his own? Four years after...

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