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How #MeToo and boardroom politics collided with the Redstone media empire

Feb 13, 2023
Rachel Abrams and James B. Stewart report how CBS, and Sumner Redstone’s media empire, became center stage for an epic #MeToo moment.
"Unscripted" by James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams is both a tale of corporate intrigue and a family drama that revolve around CBS and the Redstone media empire.
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Why we're still talking about Sumner Redstone

Jun 25, 2018
Succession planning is tricky when the plan involves never dying.
Sumner Redstone, chairman emeritus of the CBS Corporation and Viacom.
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Viacom and CBS — a media re-merger?

Sep 29, 2016
A decade after they were split apart, the media parent company controlled by Sumner and Shari Redstone suggests CBS and Viacom should come back together.

Viacom announces earnings amid epic family drama

Aug 4, 2016
The power struggle underway at the top of the media company comes at a tricky time.

Sumner Redstone attends the dedication of the Sumner M. Redstone Production Building at USC back in 2013. 
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Family businesses and family drama

Jul 26, 2016
The greatest threat to family businesses is...the family. But it's also their greatest asset.
A family business' biggest enemy may be the family itself.
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When a $2 million pay cut is a symbolic blow

May 18, 2016
Good thing Sumner Redstone is worth $5 billion.
Sumner Redstone in a 2013 photo. Viacom's board voted Wednesday to stop paying his salary.
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Who's controlling Sumner Redstone's media empire?

Could the head of CBS and Viacom be headed for the great boardroom in the sky?
Executive Chairman and CEO of Viacom and CBS Corporation Sumner Redstone attends a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March, 2012 in Hollywood, California
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For public good, not for profit.

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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