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Liberty Media Ranks as 2013′s Most Profitable Media/Entertainment Company

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Liberty Media Corp. emerged as the most profitable media and entertainment company in 2013, according to SNL Kagan’s rankings for the year. Liberty Media’s net income of about $8.99 billion came mostly after a one-time gain associated with its takeover of Sirius XM Satellite Radio, according to SNL Kagan’s survey.  Last year’s leader, Disney, dropped… Read more »

At Long Last, Ringing Out the Zell Era at Tribune

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All journalists are challenged in this current digital age, but few have been as abused or ill-served as those under the stewardship of Tribune Co. since real-estate billionaire Sam Zell took over the Chicago-based conglomerate. Fortunately, that sorry chapter is one step closer to being over. Zell's hire as CEO, Randy Michaels, has finally resigned,… Read more »

Pelosi Sets “Last Call to Hold the House”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is lined up for a fund-raiser on Oct. 2 at the home of Roz Wyman called "Last Call to Hold the House!" In other words, it's a siren to Hollywood Democrats a month before the election. Tickets for the event start at $300 per person, with those who donate $1,000 or… Read more »

Broadcasters’ Chief Lobbyist: A Taste of Tea Party Rhetoric

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Gordon Smith, the former Oregon senator who is now the head of the National Assn. of Broadcasters, undoubtedly has injected no-holds barred rhetoric into some of the more contentious debates raging between the the industry and federal regulators. And in a speech on Monday at the broadcasters' convention in Las Vegas, he was especially combative… Read more »

‘The Wire’ 101: Harvard Adds Show to Curriculum

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Out-frigging-standing: Harvard will add a course that uses HBO's "The Wire" to explore inner-city poverty and urban issues. Thanks to tvtattle.com for finding the Harvard Crimson link. The David Simon-produced series has rightfully been referred to as the great American novel for television, and certainly one of the best TV programs ever made, exploring the vicious cycle… Read more »

Palin’s New Profile

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Updated That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap. Politico's Mike Allen reports that Sarah Palin has an "inch-and-a-half thick file" of offers for pundit appearances, documentaries and other business opportunities, as well as some 950 requests for speeches. She has just signed on to the Washington Speakers Bureau. Next on "Today": Jenna Bush… Read more »

Pop, Pomposity and “Perry Mason”

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Updated That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap. It had to come up. At today's confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotamayor, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked the nominee how she made decisions as a prosecutor. Sotamayor cited Perry Mason. She recounted one episode: “Perry said to the prosecutor, ‘It must cause you some pain… Read more »

Stars on the Stump

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That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. With just over a month now until the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary (our guess, as a date has not yet been set for the latter), campaigns are now starting to deploy campaign surrogates and make judicious use of their celebrity supporters. Today Bonnie Raitt and… Read more »

Glover Endorses Edwards, Glover Endorses Chavez …

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Updated Is this a celebrity endorsement that is more trouble than it's worth? Danny Glover appeared with John Edwards on Wednesday, giving the candidate his endorsement and saying, "This is a campaign about real democracy." They appeared in Florence, S.C. to highlight the needs of the rural poor. But in recent weeks Glover has caused… Read more »

Obama, Off and Running

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No surprise, but a load of coverage, in Barack Obama's Springfield, Ill., announcement that he is officially in the presidential race. "I recognize there is a certain presumptuousness, a certain audacity, to this announcement," Obama said. "I know I haven't spent a lot of time learning the ways of Washington. But I've been there long… Read more »