Final note: CBS takes its vitameatavegimin

The secret to CBS' multi-decade success? One word: syndication. And all you do it take a spoonful after every meal. (It's so tasty too. It's just like candy.)

This final note today -- which is at the same time amazing and kinda nice, if you think about it.

The CEO of CBS Les Moonves was speaking at a conference in New York today about the television business, new media, a whole bunch of things. And at one point (the Los Angeles Times reports) Moonves said syndication -- repeats -- is the cash cow... not online stuff.

Exhibit A?

Moonves said I Love Lucy (yes, that I Love Lucy) still makes CBS $20 million a year.

Why? Exhibit B:

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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