Michael Schneider and Matt Belloni join Kim Masters to talk about some of the biggest stories of the year. Of course, there's the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and everything that came after. On TV, there's been some crazy ratings changes in late night. Jimmy Fallon has struggled, as more political hosts like Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, John Oliver and Trevor Noah have soared. And Jimmy Kimmel became the moral voice of the nation. On the streaming side, Netflix is spending $8 billion on content. It's push for new content is likely a big part of what led to the Disney/Fox deal--as they seek to now create their own streaming service.
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