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Document Details


Title: Ralph Roberts
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Cable Center. Barco Library. Special Collections
Collection: Cable Center Oral History Collection
Description: Tension had reached an all-time high in the executive conference room of Comcast Corp., where principals were wrestling with the idea of bidding for QVC. The cable shopping channel's proposed merger with CBS was the talk of Wall Street, where investors relished the idea of combining QVC chairman Barry Diller's renowned programming skills with the foundering CBS empire.
URL: http://www.cablecenter.org/education/library/oralHistoryDetails.cfm?id=163
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2000 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Roberts, Ralph, 1920(?)-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1920
Speaker occupation: Broadcasting executive; Business executive; Military personnel
Age at speaking: 80
Document location: Philadelphia, PA
Document date: 27-Jul-2000
Interviewer: Southwick, Tom
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Broadcasting; Cable television--United States; North America; Oral history; Telecommunication cables; United States
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: OHI0033777-37065