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We talk about building the CBS primetime schedule and the role of ratings and DVR data. Plus, we meet some of the most important people at the Toronto International Film Festival -- the volunteers.

Banner image: Mauricio Calero/WireImage/Getty for TIFF

Banter The Hollywood News Banter 6 MIN, 6 SEC

Kim Masters and John Horn, film writer for the Los Angeles Times, banter about some of this week’s top Hollywood news stories.

- Disney takes a $50 million write-down on a movie in production
- Steve Burke, NBC/Universal CEO expresses what he wants to see come out of the NBC network and Universal Studios
- Battle of the broadcast singing shows-- The Voice and X-Factor both p Fall premieres are down from last year

Main Topic Kelly Kahl, CBS Scheduler-in-Chief 17 MIN, 24 SEC

Kelly Kahl, Senior Vice President of Primetime at CBS, talks about the network's new fall schedule. Plus, we discuss the role of the Neilson ratings, DVR data and the possible future of counting audiences for advertisers.

Guests:
Kelly Kahl, CBS

Main Topic TIFF's Volunteers 5 MIN, 14 SEC

Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year including The Business producer, Darby Maloney. As she went between screenings she was struck by the presence and good humor of the 2300 volunteers that helped to put on the festival not just smoothly but joyously.

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