Sam Zell's Deal from Hell

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The "deal from Hell" is what Sam Zell calls his purchase of the Tribune Company, including the Los Angeles Times.  BusinessWeek magazine calls is "one of the most disastrous the media world has ever seen." On this special rebroadcast of Politics of Culture, we hear how Zell's miscalculations will impact the paper and its long-suffering employees. Will Lewis speaks with former Los Angeles Times legal reporter Henry Weinstein, media merchant banker Porter Bibb and BusinessWeek's Emily Thornton.

Credits

Guests:
Henry Weinstein - Professor of Law and Journalism, UC Irvine, Porter Bibb - Managing Partner, Mediatech Capital Partners, Emily Thornton - Senior Writer, BusinessWeek

Hosts:
Warren Olney, Will Lewis

Producer:
Karen Radziner