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Lear Folds Channels Magazine: Norman Lear’s Act...

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Lear Folds Channels Magazine: Norman Lear’s Act III Communications stopped publication of its biweekly TV trade magazine, Channels, after it was unable to find a buyer. The highly regarded magazine, which published in-depth and authoritative stories on the television business, was never able to become regularly profitable despite its respect in the industry. “It’s a victim of a real bad market for magazines and the timing of Norman wanting to get out of the business,” said former Editor Les Brown, who started it in 1981 as a nonprofit publication. Lear bought the magazine in 1985.


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