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FIFA President Sepp Blatter Resigns Sepp Blatter has agreed to resign as the President of FIFA, soccer’s worldwide governing body. He was re-elected as president last Friday, just days after nine FIFA officials were indicted for corruption. Even though the organization has been embroiled in scandal, today’s announcement came as a surprise. So what’s next?
FIFA Faces Corruption Charges The Department of Justice has indicted nine high-ranking FIFA officials and five sports marketing executives on charges including racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering. The organization has long been viewed as a bastion of corruption, and is now being investigated as a criminal enterprise. According to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, “These individuals engaged in bribery to decide who would televise games, where the games would be held, and who would run the organization overseeing organized soccer worldwide.”
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."