Stephen Battaglio

covers the TV and media business for the LA Times

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Reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering the media business; former Business Editor of TV Guide; author of David Susskind: A Televised Life

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“America’s Funniest Home Videos” celebrated its 30th birthday on Sunday. It’s ABC’s longest running primetime entertainment program.

The staying power of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” celebrated its 30th birthday on Sunday. It’s ABC’s longest running primetime entertainment program.

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On Monday night, CBS Evening News debuted a new anchor: Norah O’Donnell. She called President Trump’s recent tweets “racist.

Network TV news is still more popular than cable news

On Monday night, CBS Evening News debuted a new anchor: Norah O’Donnell. She called President Trump’s recent tweets “racist.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Sinclair Broadcast Group is closing a deal to take over Tribune Media, which owns KTLA and other local news channels in New York and Chicago.

Right wing broadcaster Sinclair pushes politics

Sinclair Broadcast Group is closing a deal to take over Tribune Media, which owns KTLA and other local news channels in New York and Chicago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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