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Inside the Implosion of CNN+

David Zaslav had been chief executive of Warner Bros. Discovery for all of a few hours when he learned he had a problem.On April 11, the day his newly merged […]




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CNN’s Gollust Discussed Interview Topics With Gov. Cuomo, Probe Found

On a Saturday in March 2020, as Covid-19 was invading the United States, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo went on CNN for a live interview. Among other topics, he was asked […]




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Jeff Zucker’s Downfall at CNN: Ethical Lapses and Falling Ratings

The network president had spent years standing by his anchor. Now, feeling that Mr. Cuomo had misled him, Mr. Zucker was losing patience. He had initially planned to fire Mr. […]




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How a Megadeal Reunited CNN’s Jeff Zucker With a Powerful Old Friend

All agreed that Mr. Zaslav’s takeover raised the odds that Mr. Zucker would stay put, perhaps in an expanded role that encompasses more of Discovery and Warner’s combined news and […]




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An Old-School Media Titan Pushes Aside an Upstart

Mr. Kilar fashioned himself as a disrupter inclined to break with the status quo in the pursuit of innovation. He became the chief executive of WarnerMedia in April 2020. He […]




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AT&T, in Abrupt Turn, Will Shed Media Business in Deal With Discovery

AT&T, the wireless carrier that thundered its way into the media business three years ago with grand visions of streaming video on millions of its customers’ cellphones, wants a do-over: […]




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AT&T-Discovery Deal Would Create a Media Juggernaut

“AT&T didn’t know what they were buying,” said Brian Wieser, a longtime Wall Street analyst. “The strategy underpinning” the acquisition “was probably flawed.”Mr. Wieser said AT&T deserved credit for slimming […]










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CNN and MSNBC Fret Over Post-Trump Future

CNN and MSNBC thrived during the Trump years, reaching new heights in ratings and revenue while devoting countless prime-time hours to criticizing a White House antagonist their viewers just could […]