The King of Content: Sumner Redstone's Battle for Viacom, CBS, and Everlasting Control of His Media Empire

The King of Content: Sumner Redstone's Battle for Viacom, CBS, and Everlasting Control of His Media Empire

by Keach Hagey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062654090
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 151,522
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Keach Hagey is a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, covering television and large media companies. Her team’s reporting on the power struggle at Viacom won a “Best in Business” award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Previously, she covered media for Politico, the National, CBSNews.com, and the Village Voice. She lives in Irvington, New York.

Table of Contents

Prologue "I Don't Want to Sell Paramount" 1

Chapter l Rain at Sunrise 9

Chapter 2 The Conga Belt 24

Chapter 3 "The Whole Situation" 34

Chapter 4 The Next Generation 49

Chapter 5 National Amusements 67

Chapter 6 "From One Catastrophe to Another" 75

Chapter 7 "Artful Dealings" 88

Chapter 8 Forged in Fire 98

Chapter 9 Defeating the Viacomese 112

Chapter 10 Scaling Paramount 129

Chapter 11 Killer Diller 141

Chapter 12 Immortality 149

Chapter 13 "Remember, I'm in Control!" 158

Chapter 14 The Hotshot 170

Chapter 15 "Sumner in a Skirt" 187

Chapter 16 "This Is Crazy!" 201

Chapter 17 "Good Governance" 212

Chapter 18 Strange World 220

Chapter 19 "Our Family" 237

Chapter 20 "Sharp as a Tack" 245

Chapter 21 Sex and Steak 261

Chapter 22 Pandemonium 276

Chapter 23 "Cleaning House" 285

Epilogue The First Female Media Mogul 298

Acknowledgments 307

Author's Note 311

Notes 313

Bibliography 349

Index 351

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