The Oscar winner blames the shrill tone of today’s politicians on the decline of American education and predicts the election of a President Trump would bring us closer to “the end of this country." Actor Richard Dreyfuss and his son Harry Dreyfuss with Meghan Kelly on the Fox News Channel on Feb. 11 as the actor discussed his "listening trip" to Iowa and the reaction it caused Richard Dreyfuss has spent the last decade making hundreds of appearances and speeches nationwide,
Over- the-air radio may go the way of book and music stores. To understand why that’s significant, a look nearly 90 years of American broadcast history through the CBS eye The CBS Corporation may be doing the right thing for investors and Wall Street by looking at selling its extensive big city radio broadcasting business, as Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves announced to investors on March 15. But the symbolism of CBS getting out of the business that started it as a broadcas
However, the issue of a lack of diversity in show biz remains. The next push will be to sensitize Hollywood executives, at a time some studios and networks have dialed back earlier efforts designed to attract more minorities Graphic from the Beverly Hills-Hollywood branch of the NAACP website The decline in Oscar viewing this year had little to do with calls on the eve of the show for black viewer’s to boycott the telecast in the wake of a diversity controversy set off by the
Now chairman and CEO, Philippe Dauman arrives in Miami facing a shareholder revolt, opposition from Redstone’s daughter, a dangerous lawsuit and an unpredictable business environment. Can he hang on? Sumner Redstone, Shari Redstone and Philippe Dauman For the first time on Monday in Miami, Philippe Dauman will convene the Viacom annual meeting as Chairman as well as Chief Executive Officer, which he has been since 2006, shortly after controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone se
China’s richest man will soon have the most U.S. movie theaters, a major production company and possibly a studio – but his billions in investment are likely to come with unforeseen consequences for show biz and world culture Wang Jianlin Waves of investment money have washed over Hollywood in past years from Japan, France, Germany, Russia, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, shopping center developers, dentists and others, but none has come with the kind of invisible strings that
Despite the bad publicity generated by the Academy’s diversity crisis, executive changes, and a drop in total Oscar viewing, the Disney-owned network is doing just fine. In fact, it even has new leverage in negotiations with the Academy on a contract extension. The ABC Network has been on the receiving end of a lot of bad publicity lately, made worse this week by a drop in total viewership of the Academy Awards for the second year in a row. They are down eight percent - aft
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