FROM Stephen Battaglio
Right wing broadcaster Sinclair pushes politics Sinclair Broadcast Group is closing a deal to take over Tribune Media, which owns KTLA and other local news channels in New York and Chicago. Sinclair creates its own right-leaning content and mandates that local stations play it. Sinclair has more than one connection to the Trump administration.
Fox News & Roger Ailes apologize, pay Gretchen Carlson $20 million Roger Ailes, the ousted brains behind Fox News, is still denying sexual harassment charges by several high-profile women. But Fox has settled with former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who sued just two months ago: $20 million and an apology. Ailes is hardly out of trouble, as we hear from Stephen Battaglio, who covers the media business for the Los Angeles Times .
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
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.