December 16, 2003
New York Post says: DILLER RESISTS GORE CHARM, WON’T AID NETWORK. Story reads:
The two got together last week and Gore laid on the charm, trying to convince Diller to lift his veto over the sale of the News World International network from Vivendi Universal Entertainment — veto power that Diller received with the preferred shares he got when he sold his TV assets to Vivendi.
No luck, though.
I don’t really understand why it’s so critical that Gore gets Newsworld International. Is it really that difficult to get an entirely new digital channel picked up by cable providers? It seems like if G4 and Fuse can do it, Al Gore ought to be able to. But maybe there’s something I’m missing here.