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6 Giant Corporations Control The Media, And Americans Consume 10 Hours Of ‘Programming’ A Day

By Michael Snyder | The Economic Collapse

If you allow someone to pump hours of “programming” into your mind every single day, it is inevitable that it is eventually going to have a major impact on how you view the world.  1,173 more words

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Could Tom Freston Return as Viacom CEO? Rumors Mount as Board Awaits Redstone's Next Move (EXCLUSIVE)

Amid growing evidence that Sumner Redstone is planning sweeping changes at Viacom, speculation in the industry has turned to who might be recruited as the successor to CEO Philippe Dauman. 517 more words

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Viacom's Battle With Sumner Redstone Could Hurt Credit, S&P Says

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman’s battle with Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone could hurt the company’s ability to borrow: Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings today lowered its assessment of Viacom’s management and governance to “fair” from “satisfactory.” 406 more words

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Court Sets June Date For Philippe Dauman's Case Against Sumner Redstone

Judge George Phelan of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court has granted Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman’s request to expedite the schedule in his effort to have Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone declared incompetent. 203 more words

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Whatever Is Actually Going On at Viacom, Investors Seem to Like It

An aging billionaire clinging to power at a massive entertainment conglomerate, accusations of manipulation by his daughter—from whom he was recently estranged—and lawsuits by ex-girlfriends that talk of sex parties and corporate intrigue. 832 more words

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Viacom Renews And Expands Carriage Deal With Cox Communications

Here’s some Viacom news that, for a change, doesn’t involve its battle with Sumner Redstone: The company said today it has renewed and expanded its carriage deal with Cox Communications. 174 more words

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Viacom Shares Rise Amid Rumors of Board Blowout

Viacom shares were up more than 3% in trading Friday amid rumors that controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone is poised to replace the company’s board of directors. 204 more words

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