Ringtone royalties

Oct 30, 2006
There's a whole lot of money rolling in from cell phone ringtones and other digital downloads — but music companies might be taking more than their share of the royalties. Lisa Napoli reports.

Don't vote for 'Death of a President'

Oct 25, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich takes issue with the fictionalized account of the assassination of President Bush in the film opening this weekend. He says theatergoers should send a message to movie houses — by staying home.

Happy birthday iPod

Oct 23, 2006
Apple's iPod is turning five. Will the next five years be a similar rocket ride for the ubiquitous music player? Janet Babin takes a look.

Big beer pimpin' Jay-Z

Oct 20, 2006
Brewer Anheuser-Busch has tapped rapper Jay-Z to help market its new Bud Select brand beer. And he's going to be involved as more than just a celebrity frontman, Jeff Tyler reports.

Feathers flying at NBC

Oct 19, 2006
NBC Universal will cut 700 jobs and slash around $750 million in operating expenses before the end of next year. Sluggish ad sales and viewership are to blame, Amy Scott reports.

Race sells . . . doesn't it?

Oct 19, 2006
CBS's hit show "Survivor" began this season with teams split by race. The division didn't last long once the controversy spooked advertisers — and Youth Radio's Jordon Monroe says that's a shame.

Big changes at NBC

Oct 19, 2006
NBC announced today it will slash 700 jobs and $750 million in expenses as it puts less money into news and prime time programming and more into new media. Dan Grech reports on the network's restructuring plan.

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Online gamers, don't skip Econ 101

Oct 19, 2006
You might think being good at Internet video games is all about slaying monsters with the click of a mouse. But as David Martin Davies reports, knowing a little economics also comes in handy.

New dress code at Six Flags

Oct 19, 2006
Struggling to boost attendance rates, Six Flag theme parks have introduced a new code of conduct for guests. But as Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, the strategy is not without risk.

Sumner Redstone: "Content is king"

May 15, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with the CBS and Viacom chairman about his more than 50 years in the media business and how he's stayed on top for so long.
Sumner Redstone, seated, and from left, Elizabeth M.Daley, Steven Spielberg, Frank Price, George Lucas and C.L. Max Nikias attend the dedication of the Sumner M. Redstone Production Building at the University of Southern California in 2013 in Los Angeles.
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