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.

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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?

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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?

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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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