After the coffee. Before getting ready for the first day of summer.
The Skinny: I'm thinking a little about my father, who would have been 83 today. Our relationship was complex to say the least, but he was a top-notch journalist whose career was an inspiration. Oh, and like me he was a curmudgeon. Today's roundup includes the weekend box-office preview. Also a look at why no one is jumping up to buy
Daily Dose: Dodgers ace
Stuck on the turnpike. "Jersey Boys," the musical about the Four Seasons singing group, was a smash on Broadway but that may not translate to a big box-office take. The
Nada. On paper, Spanish-language broadcaster Univision should be very appealing to other media giants. But a high price tag, heavy debt load and complex ownership structure has the usual suspects saying adios when Univision comes knocking looking for a new daddy. The Los Angeles Times on the challenges Univision is facing in trying to find a buyer.
Do investors get their own helicopters?
No laughing matter. The lack of hit sitcoms on broadcast networks is not just bad news for them. Cable networks count on comedy reruns to fill their schedules. Just look at how often "The Big Bang Theory" and