This year’s Oscars telecast was the lowest-rated in history, so ABC is desperate to boost the ratings. But the rule change by the Academy that adds a best “popular” film category to the Oscars is proving to be well, extremely unpopular.
The battle between CBS and Viacom rages on, and CBS folds its investigation of Les Moonves into its larger news investigation of Charlie Rose and Jeff Fager. And one of the CBS board members made a tape of Sumner Redstone, and his daughter Shari is not happy about it--the tape may demonstrate the full extent of Redstone’s poor health. A judge has ruled that the tape will not be made public, but it won’t be thrown out either.