Friday, October 29, 2010

Violence, Nudity, Adult Content: The Comeback of Chris Albrecht (GQ)

For years, Chris Albrecht was unstoppable. He was the man who made HBO, the programming genius who brought us The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire and more, revolutionizing the way we watch, and revere, TV. Then, one night in Vegas, he seemed to throw it all away: He roughed up his girlfriend outside the MGM Grand, and his life exploded in a spectacular blaze of shame. Now, more than three years later, he talks for the first time about what happened that night—oh, and how he plans to turn Starz into the next HBO.
Really interesting article about Albrecht. It doesn't shy away from making him sound like an ass, nor like a TV genius. But bottom line, I think we can safely say this guy gets it, and isn't that kind of what it's all about?

Read the full article here.

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