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By Arthur Levine, About.com Guide
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Walt Makes a Point
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To help finance their theme park, Walt and his brother Roy brokered a deal with the fledgling ABC network. Walt developed the weekly Disneyland television show and in exchange, the network invested heavily in the park. Disney regularly used the program to provide construction updates and whet the public's appetite for his groundbreaking concept. In later years, the weekly Disney show moved to NBC. Walt frequently took to the airwaves, pointer in hand, to introduce the latest Disneyland development.
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