FROM Kara Swisher
What Silicon Valley wants from Donald Trump Silicon Valley stars met with the president-elect at Trump Tower today. The topic of discussion was reportedly jobs, but critics are calling the meeting a dog and pony show organized by Trump’s biggest tech supporter Peter Thiel. Most of the tech giants aren’t exactly chummy with the president-elect or his policies.
Verizon Buys Yahoo Telecom giant Verizon announced this morning that it wants to buy Yahoo for nearly $5 billion. This is the second fading tech company Verizon has purchased recently; last year, they acquired AOL. Why are they buying companies that were popular years ago, and how do we judge the tenure of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s much-ballyhooed CEO?
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."