Claude Brodesser-Akner

Claude Brodesser-Akner

Star-Ledger / NJ.com

Host/Guest

Politics writer for the Star-Ledger and NJ.com, a New Jersey Advance Media news website; former host of KCRW's The Business (2009)

Claude Brodesser-Akner on KCRW

We go inside the secret world of media mogul Rupert Murdoch,  “the man who owns the news”…and a lot of Hollywood.

Rupert Murdoch, 'the Man Who Owns the News'...and a Lot of Hollywood

We go inside the secret world of media mogul Rupert Murdoch,  “the man who owns the news”…and a lot of Hollywood.

from The Business

This week, we talk about the Oscars' sci-tech awards and ask: Why do Hollywood's techo geeks have to sit at the kid's table?

Technology and the Business

This week, we talk about the Oscars' sci-tech awards and ask: Why do Hollywood's techo geeks have to sit at the kid's table?

from The Business

Getting famous isn't all its cracked up to be. Just ask Peter Jacobson, aka Dr. Chris Taub on the Fox hit, House.

Do You Recognize This Man?; Sumner's Discontent

Getting famous isn't all its cracked up to be. Just ask Peter Jacobson, aka Dr. Chris Taub on the Fox hit, House.

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