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)

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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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