FROM Edmund Lee
Comcast and Time Warner Merge in $45 Billion Deal America's two largest cable companies announced a prospective merger today with Comcast planning to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion. Together, they would account for almost three-quarters of the nation's cable industry. Edmund Lee is media reporter for Bloomberg News .
Disney to Restrict Junk Foods Ads during Children's Shows Walt Disney, the world's largest entertainment company, announced today that it's applying nutritional standards to advertising. No junk food ads on children's programs by 2015. Edmund Lee is media reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek .
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?