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 stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.