May 19, 2006

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Upfronts lose advertisers

May 19, 2006
Daily Variety editor Michael Speier talks to host Mark Austin Thomas about why advertisers so far are reluctant to sponsor the network's new fall TV shows.

Exclusive returns on Brangelina baby

May 19, 2006
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have agreed to sell exclusive rights to publish photos of their baby for $5 million. Lisa Napoli looks at what the magazine landing the exclusive gets in return.

New Orleans picks a mayor this Saturday

May 19, 2006
Ahead of this weekend's mayoral election in New Orleans, Sam Eaton looks at the politics — and whether a victory by either candidate will matter much to the pace of reconstruction in the Crescent City.

Few advantages with Fannie and Freddie

May 19, 2006
They're supposed to promote home ownership through more affordable mortgages, but a Fed economist says government-sponsored lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are lining shareholder pockets instead. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Plenty to talk about at NRA meeting

May 19, 2006
As the National Rifle Association prepares to open its annual meeting in Milwaukee today, Dan Grech takes a look at the current state of the gun industry.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC