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That Time Howard Hughes Purchased a TV Station So He Could Have Netflix in the 1960s

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Howard Hughes, the legendarily reclusive billionaire business magnate, is a man about whom much has been written and most people know at least a little bit about. However, as we did when we covered JP Morgan’ giant, purple, knobbly nose that he largely managed to keep hidden from the world, today we’re going to focus on a lesser known aspect of the life of Howard Hughes-specifically the time he bought an entire TV station so that he could watch his favourite movies whenever he wanted.

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http://lasvegassun.com/news/2008/may/15/how-vegas-went-mob-corporate/
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=5YHMr6LRpocC&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&dq=howard+hughes+personal+tv+station&source=bl&ots=s4aAjqjd1U&sig=BEKQ8_PLp_Hyj3IfC_G0pNTrzjo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjj5qi_tqDOAhXjD8AKHQEBA20Q6AEIYTAN#v=onepage&q=howard%20hughes%20personal%20tv%20station&f=false
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Hughes

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