Television: Taking Aim At Cbs

Taking Aim At Cbs

The schematic eye that CBS uses as its television symbol seemed almost to blink and grow bleary last week. Since January the big broadcasting conglomerate (1984 sales: $4.9 billion) has been under attack from Fairness in Media, a conservative group endorsed by North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms. It wants to acquire the company in order to eliminate what the right-wing outfit calls the television network's predominantly liberal bias. At week's end CBS appeared headed for more troubles after rumors started that Ted Turner, the flamboyant chairman of Atlanta-based Turner Broadcasting System, was about to attempt a hostile takeover. Those reports pushed...

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