Rupert Murdoch's Long and Winding Career

Rupert Murdoch
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Expansion in the U.K.
In the U.K., Murdoch did not confine himself to tabloids. In 1981 he gained control of the financially strapped but prestigious London Times, along with the Sunday Times, from a Canadian newspaper publisher, Lord Thomson of Fleet. Here, Murdoch is photographed during that year's negotiations with print unions.

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