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.
Moonves said I Love Lucy (yes, that I Love Lucy) still makes CBS $20 million a year.
Why? Exhibit B:
“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VABEFORE YOU GO