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Frank Batten: The Untold Story of the Founder of the Weather Channel

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  • Frank Batten: The Untold Story of the Founder of the Weather Channel (University of Virginia Press) – Hardcover (2011)
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    Frank Batten: The Untold Story of the Founder of the Weather Channel

    Hardcover, University of Virginia Press
    2011
    English
    216 pages

    ISBN: 081393155X
    ISBN-13: 9780813931555

    Frank Batten Sr. (1927-2009) created the Weather Channel in 1982, despite mocking by colleagues in the media that around-the-clock weather broadcasts would be as exciting as watching paint dry. The network, and later its companion website, Weather.com, became the largest private weather company in the world and an American cultural icon.Yet few have heard of Batten, a media pioneer whose Virginia newspaper was the only major daily to back school integration. At a time when American corporate greed was making headlines, ... Show more

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