Thursday, September 10, 2009

Weather Channel Founder Dies

Frank Batten, Sr., who founded The Weather Channel in 1982, died this morning in Norfolk at age 82. The cable TV network, which overcame major skepticism and near-bankruptcy in its early years, was sold last year to a consortium including NBC Universal for about $3.5 billion.

The Weather Channel
Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
Hampton Roads Daily Press
Richmond Times-Dispatch
N.Y. Times
L.A. Times

At least 13 hours after the news first appeared, the WaPo is getting right on it:
We'll get an obituary up as soon as we can get one prepared.

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