Science and Technology

The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

Tim Wu

About the Program

Tim Wu presents a history of media consolidation.  The author looks at how film, radio, television and the telephone began open to experimentation only to be closed due to corporate control throughout each industry's' maturation.  Mr. Wu questions if the internet will follow this same path.  Tim Wu discusses his book with Nicholas Lemann and Richard John at Columbia University Journalism School in New York City. 

About the Authors

Tim Wu

Tim Wu is a professor at Columbia Law School.  He writes for Slate and has contributed to several other publications, including The New Yorker and The Washington Post.  Mr. Wu is chairman of Free Press, a media reform organization and a fellow of the New America Foundation.  For more information, visit

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The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, February 20th at 8:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, January 22nd at 5pm (ET)
  • Sunday, January 16th at 11pm (ET)
  • Saturday, January 15th at 7pm (ET)
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