The NYT's Bill Carter profiles HBO Chairman, Chris Albrecht. Albrecht is largely responsible for series hits like "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," all of which have helped to make HBO tremendously profitable. "Sopranos" creator, David Chase, refers to Albrecht as "the Harry Cohn of today" (but much nicer, Carter says) and peers say only Les Moonves has as much power over a network.

[UPDATE: a thumbnail of the published photo of Chris Albrecht by Justin Lane was removed per Mr. Lane's request, because we're super-nice like that. We offered him twenty cents via Paypal, but I figure we can't afford him.]
He lit up HBO. Now he must run it. [NYT]