Special to Variety - Roger Smith
Recently pressed by a particularly insistent New York Times reporter to encapsulate in one word the future of behemoth AOL Time Warner, CEO Jerry Levin chose not "plastics" but "subscriptions."
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THE PAST YEAR HAS BEEN rough on the stock prices of many companies — media kingpins included. Nearly all of them closed 2000 at or near their 52-week lows — this in a year which began with widespread…
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