When martial law was declared in 1972 and ABS-CBN was forced to shut down, Freddie Garcia asked permission from Geny Lopez to work at GMA-7 but promised that he would come back once his old network resumed operations. Garcia, a marketing wiz, made GMA the No. 1 station in no time.
After the Edsa revolution in 1986, the Lopezes reclaimed their broadcast properties and Freddie stuck to his promise. He came back to his old network and before long, the Star Network rose to the top. Aside from the bold programming changes that he made, he also attracted many of the big stars from the other networks to jump ship.
Now, Freddie has retired and can only watch as TV5 does what he used to do. Will MVP do for TV5 what Freddie did for ABS-CBN? Abangan ang susunod na kabanata.
Source: Yahoo News