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John Kluge dies at 95; founder of Metromedia television empire
John Kluge dies at 95; founder of Metromedia television empire

John Kluge, a billionaire entrepreneur and pioneer in independent television-station ownership whose Metromedia Inc. stations formed the basis for News Corp.'s Fox network, has died. He was 95. Kluge died Tuesday at his home in Albemarle County, Va., said University of Virginia spokeswoman Marian Anderfuren, who gave no cause of death. Kluge donated more than $63 million to the university during his lifetime, including his Albemarle estate, which was valued at more than $45 million in 2001. Using a programming strategy of rerunning network situation comedies and low-budget movies, Kluge turned Metromedia into the nation's largest independent television business. The sale of...

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