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Frank Batten: The Untold Story of the Founder of the Weather Channel

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Frank Batten Sr. (1927-2009) created the Weather Channel in 1982, despite mocking by colleagues in the media that around-the-clock weather broadcasts would be as exciting as watching paint dry. The network, and later its companion website,, became the largest private weather company in the world and an American cultural icon.

Yet few have heard of Batten, a medi
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published August 29th 2011 by University of Virginia Press (first published August 22nd 2011)
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Jul 25, 2014 rated it liked it
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Frank Batten was a man who took a risk and started a company that no one believed would be a success - the Weather Channel. Although his was not a rags to riches story (he was born wealthy), he had his challenges --including losing his ability to speak. I had a personal interest in reading this book as he was a generous donor to the University of Virginia.
Kenneth Flusche
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Verry Good Biography of Mr Frank Batten, and My favorite newspaper "The Virginion Pilot" wel written and understsndable Truth often better than fiction
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