AOL-Time Warner Merger: A Two-Man Network

Jerry loves Camus. Steve loves Toffler. But the two tycoons have some surprising connections

Swallow. "I'm sorry. Wait a minute." Swallow. "Can I add something?" Time Warner chairman Jerry Levin is speaking. It is 9 a.m. on the day after Levin and Steve Case, the CEO of America Online, have inked the biggest deal in corporate history. Levin is nibbling on pieces of fruit, sipping room-temperature mineral water and projecting a becoming tranquillity. He looks as if he's just stepped in from Harvard Yard, wrapped in a forest green corduroy jacket with an open-necked plaid shirt tucked underneath. When he speaks, his voice has the delicate cadence of a professor singing out the most violent...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!