Joe L. Allbritton, Founder of KATV Parent Company, Is Dead at 87 by Lance Turner Posted 12/12/2012 03:06 pm Updated 5 years ago Joe L. Allbritton, the founder of Allbritton Communications, which owns KATV-TV, Channel 7, in Little Rock and Politico, has died at age 87. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.