A facelift is not enough for Ron Lauder's Channel 10
The beleaguered television station got a new lease on life in December. But six months later, programming and money woes return.
In May, the employees of Israeli television's Channel 10 threw a grandiose party in Tel Aviv to celebrate the extension of their operating license. The guest of honor was the channel's principal financier, American Jewish businessman Ron Lauder, heir to the Estee Lauder cosmetics empire, who owns 30 percent of the channel. At the start of the evening, attendees stood, with prompting from the...
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