After the coffee. Before the flight to a rainy New York City.
The Skinny: By the time most of you read this I'll be in the air on my way to the Big Apple for the broadcast upfronts and real pizza. I'm listening to "The Boxer" as I write this just to get in the mood. Of course, the New York that Simon & Garfunkel sang about is now a distant memory. Enough deep thoughts from me. Today's stories include
Daily Dose: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wants to gut the sports blackout rule that prohibits a local station or a pay-TV distributor from showing a home game in the market of a team that has not sold out its stadium. McCain wants the blackout to apply only for teams whose stadiums have received taxpayer funding, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
Great and powerful indeed. Walt Disney Co. posted strong results for its fiscal second quarter thanks in large part to its
Parting ways? One of the Hollywood's biggest guessing games is whether movie financier Thomas Tull's Legendary Entertainment will sever ties with
End credits. Gilles Jacob, president of the Cannes Film Festival, is preparing his exit from the prestigious event. The 83-year-old told the French newspaper Nice Martin that he would step down after the 2015 festival, when his latest term ends.
Maybe it should be renamed the Chuck Network.
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