The Morning Fix: ABC and Yahoo team up! ‘Dolphin’ swims to top.
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After the coffee. Before making my atonement list.
The Skinny: This weekend was too short and this week already feels long. In the headlines, ABC News and Yahoo have announced an online partnership. MTV is reinventing itself for the millennial generation and NPR has a new CEO.
Dolphins win. The Miami Dolphins may be struggling but ‘Dolphin Tale’ finished first at the box office this weekend with a $14.1-million performance. Coming in second was ‘Moneyball,’ which took in $12.5 million. Among the new releases, the cancer comedy ‘50/50’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen took in $8.9 million and the low budget Christian drama made $8.8 million. The horror movie ‘Dream House’ scared up only $8.2 million and the romantic comedy ‘What’s Your Number’ dialed up just $5.6 million. Box office coverage from the Los Angeles Times and Movie City News.
News newlyweds. Walt Disney Co.’s ABC News and Yahoo announced a wide-ranging strategic partnership Monday morning. The deal not only will make ABC News content available to Yahoo’s popular news organization, but also will lead to original productions from the two companies. Early details from ABC News and the Los Angeles Times.
Can you tell me how to get to NPR? National Public Radio has tapped Sesame Workshop President Gary Knell as its new president and chief executive. Knell is replacing Vivian Schiller, who resigned in March amid controversies over the firing of commentator Juan Williams and a video catching NPR fundraisers blasting conservatives. More from the Washington Post.
Radio saves the video star. Bob Pittman, who was an architect of MTV, is taking over as chief executive of CC Media Holdings, parent of Clear Channel, the nation’s largest radio company. Pittman, who already had a stake in the company, started his career in radio before playing a key role in the ill-fated merger of Time Warner and America Online. The latest on Pittman and Clear Channel from the Wall Street Journal.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: MTV is once again giving itself a makeover. A look at how Twentieth Century Fox Television Chairman Dana Walden got to the top of the TV business.
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