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 .
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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?