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A CABLE NETWORK CANCELS A SERIES OF CORPORATE-MADE HISTORIES AS TV'S LINES OF DEMARCATION GET HAZIER

A lot of companies feel they don't get a fair shake in the media, so the History Channel's offer was enticing. The 18-month-old cable network, seen in 19.2 million homes, was gearing up The Spirit of Enterprise, a series of hourlong documentaries, each of which would recount the history of a different corporation--and be produced by the corporation itself. AT&T, DuPont and General Motors were among those who had signed on; the first show, on Boeing, was already nearing completion. But last week, after the series was publicized and questions were raised about how objective these "histories" would be, The Spirit...

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