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  GAVI BOARD APPOINTS BILL ROEDY AS VICE CHAIR

Published on: November 1, 2018

Former-MTV CEO and HIV/AIDS advocate to help further protect millions of children from vaccine-preventable diseases GENEVA 7 June 2018 – Global health ambassador and former-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MTV networks International (MTVNI), Bill Roedy, was today appointed by the Gavi Board as its new Vice Chair.

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  amfAR Announces the Election of William H. Roedy as Chairman of the Board

Published on: November 1, 2018

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  The Daily Telegraphy - MTV president Bill Roedy has taken his music channel from the Berlin Wall to SpongeBob SquarePants

“From missiles to music. From the iron curtain to the red carpet.” Bill Roedy says he has finally “coined” his unconventional career as he exits MTV after spending three decades masterminding the music channel’s global expansion.

Originally published June 9, 2017

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  Northern Lights at Peach Flower Hill

Published on: May 4, 2017

Northern Lights at Peach Flower Hill
Celebratory party at Fudan Think Tank Building on May 26th.

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  An MTV Chief, a General, and President Are Among the New Churchill Fellows

Published on: April 19, 2017

Eight prominent leaders, including former MTV Chairman and CEO William Roedy, Gen. David H. Petraeus and Westminster President Benjamin Ola. Akande  have been inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College, it was announced on April 4th 2017.
Eight prominent leaders, including former MTV chair person and CEO William Roedy, have been inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College in Fulton.

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  General David H. Petraeus, Churchill Fellows Weekend 2017

Published on: April 13, 2017

David H. Petraeus - Churchill Fellows Weekend 2017
General David H. Petraeus to speak at Churchill Fellows Weekend 2017, at the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri.

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  An MTV Chief, a General, and President Are Among the New Churchill Fellows

Published on: April 4, 2017

Eight prominent leaders, including former MTV Chairman and CEO William Roedy, Gen. David H. Petraeus and Westminster President Benjamin Ola. Akande  have been inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College, it was announced on April 4th 2017.
Eight prominent leaders, including former MTV Chairman and CEO William Roedy, Gen. David H. Petraeus and Westminster President Benjamin Ola. Akande  have been inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College on April 4th 2017.

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  amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research | Countdown to a Cure

Published on: February 16, 2017

amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS is a research initiative aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by 2020. Launched in February 2014, the Countdown is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research program through strategic investments of $100 million over the next five years.

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  The 33rd International Churchill Conference

Published on: November 12, 2016

The 33rd International Churchill Conference - Image credit: The International Churchill Society
The 33rd International Churchill Conference, “Churchill: Friends and Contemporaries”, was held in the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on 27–29 October 2016. The Conference focused on the myriad and fascinating relationships between Churchill and his wide range of friends and contemporaries – from politicians to soldiers, statesmen to writers, friends to family members.

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Celebrating Dagfinn Høybråten

Celebrating Dagfinn's tenure as Chairman, Gavi, and the ambition of leaving no child behind in the quest for vaccinations against life threatening diseases.

Fifth Child Documentary

Bill appears in this documentary, telling the story of what has, and is being done to reach “The Fifth Child”, and the people who work tirelessly to fulfill this mission.

  Agent Orange use in Vietnam and Laos during the Vietnam war

Published on: August 30, 2016

A report on Agent Orange use in Vietnam and Laos during the Vietnam war.

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  Personal Perspectives on the Corporate Response to HIV/AIDS – An Introduction to GBCHealth’s HIV/AIDS Expert Interview Series

Published on: July 28, 2016

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By Bill Roedy, MTV Networks International, Former President (ret.); Board Director and Co-Founder, GBCHealth

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  President’s Lecture Bill Roedy

Published on: June 10, 2016

Berlin School of Creative Leadership President's Lecture with Bill Roedy (November 4, 2013).

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MSNBC – Dylan Rattigan

Bill talks to Dylan Ratigan about the Youth Vote.

CNBC – First In Business

Bill talks to CNBC, First In Business Worldwide about his book What Makes Business Rock, the media and business.

CNBC – Beavis and Butthead in Belgium

Bill lays out the challenges of bringing the cable TV model to a range of cultures & talks about his book What Makes Business Rock

ABC News – Reinvention key to MTV success

Bill Roedy joins The Business to discuss the meteoric rise of the MTV entertainment company.

Sky News – Murnaghan

Bill talks to Murnaghan on Sky News about What Makes Business Rock, his work in the Global Health Sector including the new vaccinations developed by GAVI

CNN – Breaking the Mold

CNN talks to Bill about his book What Makes Business Rock.

  - Bill’s Books

Contact page for interviews & enquiries relating to Bill's Books

Originally published May 24, 2016

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  Bill Roedy joins Gavi Vaccine Alliance Board

Published on: June 25, 2015

Former CEO of MTV Networks to share knowledge and experience as independent member GENEVA, 25 June 2015 – Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is delighted to announce the appointment of Bill Roedy as an independent Board member, supporting the organisation’s work to protect children’s lives through immunisation.

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  - Cable Hall of Fame

the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame is widely accepted within the broadcast industry as the gold standard – it is the highest award of its kind to be bestowed upon the pioneers, visionaries and stars of the electronic arts.

Originally published June 10, 2015

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  Bill Roedy joins Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Published on: February 3, 2015

February, 2015: The Cable Center announced that Bill Roedy has been named to its Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The Cable Hall of Fame honors those in the cable industry who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. Based in Denver, Colo., The Cable Center is a nonprofit organization serving the cable telecommunications industry. The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry, and of the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources.

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  The WPD Generation: Moving the needle to fight childhood disease

Published on: November 10, 2014

Bill Roedy Gavi Pentavalent vaccine
Bill Roedy, former CEO of MTV, explains why he is passionate in the fight to end pneumonia, a preventable disease.

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  Life Ball 2014

Published on: November 3, 2014

Bill Roedy attends the 'Life Ball 2014 - Press Conference' at Hotel Imperial on May 31, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.
Bill Roedy was invited to attended the 'Life Ball 2014 - Press Conference' at Hotel Imperial on May 31, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.

The Life Ball, which takes place annually inside Vienna City Hall, is one of the biggest AIDS charity events in the world.

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  The Roedys Visit Vietnam

Published on: July 8, 2014

The Roedys visited Vietnam in 2015

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  - MTV vs HIV – how media can save lives

Complementary to the LifeBall‘s mission to find solution for HIS/AIDS, TEDxAmRing focuses on sustainable change. Bill Roedy speaks for TEDxAmRing - Change Worth Fighting For

Originally published May 30, 2014

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Bill & Family reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

The Roedy family climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for initiatives such as MTV Staying Alive, Seeds of Peace, mUNAIDS, GAVI & amfAR.

  The Roedy’s are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on Sunday 6th April, 2014!

Published on: March 21, 2014

On Sunday 6th April the Roedy’s start their 5 day ascend to the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world, at 19,341 feet!

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  Business Because - From Harvard MBA To Head Of MTV’s Empire: Bill Roedy’s Road To Success

Bill Roedy built MTV from the ground upwards and retired as its hugely successful CEO. The Harvard MBA shares his secrets to success - and views on MBA degrees for today's entrepreneurs. By Seb Murray

Originally published March 20, 2014

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  Elite Business - A force for good

Bill Roedy is famous for growing MTV International Networks across the world; taking it from a tiny London outpost to more than 200 countries and 2 billion viewers. But his campaign to fight AIDS worldwide is proving to be his biggest battle yet. By Hannah Prevett & Emilie Sandy.

Originally published December 2, 2013

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  Corporate Commitment to Improving the World Through Vaccines

Published on: March 24, 2013

Little patient waiting for his Pentavalent vaccine, GAVI, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, November 2014
Every child deserves an equal shot at beginning his or her life healthy and safe. But the reality is that a vast number of children - simply because of where they were born - are vulnerable to deadly diseases that have largely been muted in the rest of the world thanks to the power of vaccines.

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  - Chello Humanitarian Award, Lessons for Life Foundation

The fifth annual London Ball took place at the Savoy with 306 guests in attendance who raised a phenomenal £450,000! The Lessons for Life Humanitarian award was awarded to Bill Roedy for his work for AIDS awareness. The award was presented by Mike Fries.

Originally published May 10, 2012

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  CNN - Travel essentials: Don’t leave home without them

Headphones, camera, a second purse for foreign currency and a book - some of Ayesha Durgahee's travel essentials

Originally published March 9, 2012

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  The Wall Street Journal - For Inspiration, Choose a Window Seat

Bill gives travel tips to The Wall Street Journal's Patrick Brzeski.

Originally published March 8, 2012

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  Celebrating International Women’s Day? saving the lives of women

Published on: March 7, 2012

Internation Women's Day
Martha lives in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As a mother and grandmother, she is a main caretaker of her family. Martha has cervical cancer. It will probably kill her if the cobalt radiation therapy does not do more harm to her fragile body.

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  Saving Lives: Could There Be Any Better Return on Investment?

Published on: November 4, 2011

Vaccines have been touted by economists, health experts and world leaders alike as one of the best buys in public health, and they are one of the safest and most effective ways to save children’s lives and protect entire communities from infectious diseases. A quick jab in the arm or drop in the mouth can provide a lifetime of protection against some of the deadliest threats we face.

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  Forbes Magazine - Bill Roedy on What Makes Business Rock

Bill talks to Dan Schawabel of Forbes Magazine about his book What Makes Business Rock "how he got his cool job, how he made MTV appeal to different countries and more."

Originally published October 28, 2011

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  - The Pied Piper of Television

For its name, What Makes Businesses Rock does sound like a book on management, and a book on management it is, except that the 250-odd pages are no less engaging than an edge-of-the-seat thriller.

Originally published September 14, 2011

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  Mint - Playing it by ear, successfully

In his new book, What Makes Business Rock, Roedy talks about contemporary music history as well as the story of the business behind the music. In a phone interview from Miami, US, Roedy spoke to Mint about his pet strategies—localize and break all rules. Edited excerpts:

Originally published September 9, 2011

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  Management Today - You live and you learn: Bill Roedy, ex CEO of MTV

The man behind the music video on being raised by women, serving in Vietnam and making a break from MTV talks to Hannah Prevett for Management Today.

Originally published September 1, 2011

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  The Irish Times - Who wants their MTV?

After earning a Bronze Star in Vietnam, Bill Roedy took on a different sort of challenge – he brought MTV to the rest of the world. IT MAY COME as something of a surprise to find that the lowbrow-teen-soundbite-attention-deficit MTV was inspired by what happened in the killing fields of Vietnam, but that is exactly how the former head of the network, Bill Roedy, explains how he grew the music channel across 165 countries and left it with a potential audience of two billion people.

Originally published August 26, 2011

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  The Hindu Business Line - Television anywhere, anytime…

What is the future of television? How is the structure of television programming going to change? Will people be watching TV rather than Internet TV? How will TV-on-demand affect the industry?

Originally published July 3, 2011

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  Bill Roedy takes up fight against childhood disease

Published on: June 30, 2011

GAVI - raising awareness of childhood disease
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and chair of the board of GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunizations), asked Bill to become that foundation’s first envoy/ambassador. Bill helps raise to raise Gavi's profile & awareness about the importance of childhood vaccines in the fight against major killers like pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases.

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  The Lancet - Bill Roedy

If global health had rock legends, Bill Roedy would be in its hall of fame. The former MTV boss, who ensured that the music channel network went global, joined forces long ago with the UN to invent innovative ways of raising HIV awareness among young people. Now, he has taken on the challenge of raising the profile of vaccines, by becoming the GAVI Alliance's first global Envoy.

Originally published June 11, 2011

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  - Cinema for Peace Awards

Presented during the Berlin Film Festival, for fighting HIV/AIDS through the Staying Alive Campaign by Lupita Nyong’o of the series Shuga.

Originally published June 10, 2011

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  - Induction into Cable TV Pioneers

Founded in 1966 on the principle of preserving and celebrating the industry's entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. To be a Cable TV Pioneer, you must have a minimum of 20 years of direct involvement in the cable industry and during those years have made a meaningful contribution in building the industry.

Originally published June 7, 2011

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  New York Post - Behind the music of MTV

As business how-to books go, there are few as entertaining as Bill Roedy‘s “What Makes Business Rock.”

Originally published May 26, 2011

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  New York Times/Reuters - Bill Roedy reflects on military and MTV in new book

As the former head of MTV Networks International, Bill Roedy drew on his military career to build a youth entertainment business across 165 countries with an audience of millions -- and he had fun along the way.

Originally published May 12, 2011

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  Bill receives Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree

Published on: May 12, 2011

On a perfect spring day, 378 students graduated with their respective Bachelor, Master, Associate degrees as well as Post Masters certificates on Friday, May 13th at the College’s 54th Commencement exercises. More than 2,500 family and friends looked on as the graduates received their diplomas on the College’s sprawling front lawn.

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  Miami Herald - Former MTV visionary focuses on fighting worldwide epidemics

Bill Roedy grew up memorizing the TV Guide in Miami. After a career atop MTV and decades of AIDS activitism, he’s trying to generate some celebrity buzz for immunizations.

Originally published February 28, 2011

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  The Telegraph - In tune with the world

“From missiles to music. From the iron curtain to the red carpet.” Bill Roedy says he has finally “coined” his unconventional career as he exits MTV after spending three decades masterminding the music channel’s global expansion.

Originally published January 29, 2011

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  January 2011 – Bill Roedy leaves Viacom

Published on: January 3, 2011

In January 2011 Bill left Viacom, read the farewell letter from Philippe Dauman.

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  - ICRW Innovation Award

Presented by Geeta Rao Gupta, ICRW President, in conjunction with 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, for his leadership of the Staying Alive HIV/AIDS public education campaign and its impact on young people.

Originally published June 10, 2010

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MSNBC – Morning Joe

Bill talks to Morning Joe about his book What Makes Business Rock

Bill presents the MTV ‘Free Your Mind’ Award to Mikhail Gorbachev.

Bill Roedy presents the MTV 'Free your Mind' award to Mikhail Gorbachev in December 2009 for his involvement in the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

  The Independent - The Vietnam vet who thinks MTV can make the world a better place

Bill Roedy runs MTV in 162 countries and hopes to unite people through music, with help from Fidel and Bono. Ian Burrell reports

Originally published November 15, 2009

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  British Airways Life - In my office

Dedicated globalist Bill Roedy is chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International talks to British Airways Life magazine

Originally published November 12, 2009

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  Financial Times - Rocking all over the world

Written by Peter Aspden, originally published by The Financial Times in "Life & Arts" section.

Originally published November 6, 2009

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  The Guardian - MTV’s revolutionary hour on the Berlin wall

In 1989, MTV stole a march on news channels when they broadcast the fall of the Berlin wall.

Originally published November 2, 2009

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  - UNCA Global Citizen of the Year Award

United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Global Citizen of the Year Award, presented by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his work in HIV/AIDS and for addressing key issues that affect young people around the world.

Originally published June 10, 2009

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  Today.com - MTV Europe Awards to mark fall of Berlin Wall

For Katy Perry, learning can be fun! The singer, hosting MTV's European Music Awards for a second consecutive year, said that Thursday's show is a chance to combine performances by artists like U2, Foo Fighters and Leona Lewis with a remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the Nov. 9 fall of the Berlin Wall.

Originally published April 11, 2009

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  - Doctors of the World Health and Human Rights Leadership Award

In recognition of his extraordinary leadership in the cause of health and human rights, presented by Kelly Rowland.

Originally published June 10, 2008

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  - Cable Positive’s Joel A. Berger Award

The cable industry’s AIDS action organisation, in recognition of his contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS, presented by Wyclef Jean.

Originally published May 10, 2008

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  - AmFAR’s Award of Courage

Presented by Beyoncé Knowles.

Originally published June 10, 2007

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  - New York AIDS Film Festival Award

On December 1st 2006, The New York AIDS Festival hosted an Opening Night Red Ball Gala at the New York Public Library. Hosted by Alexandra and Vanessa Kerry, the Gala honored the efforts of noted HIV/AIDS activists, advocates and decision-makers, including Bill Roedy.

Originally published June 10, 2006

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  General Kofi Annan appoints Global Media AIDS Initiative Founding Chair

Published on: June 30, 2005

Global Media AIDS Initiative
In January 2011 General Kofi Annan appointed Bill Roedy as founding chair of the Global Media AIDS Initiative Leadership Committee. The Global Media AIDS Initiative (GMAI) is an umbrella organization that unites and motivates media companies around the world to use their influence, resources, and creative talent to address AIDS.

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  - YouthAIDS

Family Health International, and the Kaiser Family Foundation, in recognition of his services to HIV/AIDS awareness

Originally published June 10, 2005

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  - International Emmy Founders Award

International Emmy Founders Award for revolutionising music on television and supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS around the world, presented by Lenny Kravitz to Bill Roedy.

Originally published June 10, 2004

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  The Times - Rockin’ all over the world

MTV’s president tells Raymond Snoddy how serious issues are helping the channel to win new viewers

Originally published August 8, 2003

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  - Midem’s “Person of the Year”

Midem’s “Person of the Year” in Cannes for his services to global music

Originally published June 10, 2003

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  - Award for Individual Business Leadership

Award for Individual Business Leadership as Chairman of the Global Business Coalition, an honour bestowed by US President Bill Clinton.

Originally published June 10, 2002

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  Bloomberg - MTV’s World

Mando-Pop. Mexican Hip Hop. Russian Rap. It’s all fueling the biggest global channel.

Originally published February 18, 2002

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