Stone was Executive Producer of 60 Minutes from 1974 to 1989 and the man credited with leading the #1 show in the country. But his book, which has taken 13 months to write, will spill the beans on the inner workings of the once-glorious network.
Stone asserts that Kerry Packer wanted Nine to remain number one at all costs, whilst James was focussed on profit. It is particularly unkind to current PBL executive John Alexander, painting him as a man with little understanding of commercial television.
Other claims in the book relate to the leaking of doubts about Jana Wendt during her contract negotiations, the unexplained demise of the Sunday show, the exit of the producers of The Block, Eddie McGuire’s fury over Steve Liebmann’s criticisms of The Today Show and more.
The book, which was launched yesterday, is sure to make a great wedding president for James Packer.
Source: The Age.