Rupert Murdoch's Long and Winding Career

Rupert Murdoch
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In the U.S.A.
Murdoch's first property in the U.S. came with his purchase of the San Antonio Express and News in 1973, followed by the New York Post in 1976. His acquisition of the Post, a well-regarded liberal newspaper at the time, surprised many in the publishing world. Here, Murdoch, left, meets with senior editors at the Post in the wake of a 1978 citywide press strike, when employees at the paper reached an agreement with management before their crosstown rivals.

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