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Tom Freston, Shane Smith Talk About Their Billion-Dollar VICE Enterprise - Posted April 12, 2013
Right off the THR print magazine Q&A bat, VICE founder Shane Smith and his main backer ... [FishbowlLA]

Barbara Walters, Joe Kernen and One Republican's Response to the Debate - Posted October 17, 2012
After last week's head-spinning scene where real-life democrats took campaign advice from fictional politicians (Chris Noth, you've got my vote), I thought I'd pretty much covered the landscape of presidential politics among the Wednesday Michael's crowd. Nothing doing. Before I could settle in for my lunch with P... [FishbowlLA]

Tom Freston Sponsors Two More Afghan Film Students - Posted May 30, 2012
As noted in a recent "Media Decoder" item, former MTV and Viacom head honcho Tom Freston's current efforts at USC Cinema School are not the first time he has been involved with Afghanistan. But already, the summer intensive is on track to be more successful than his late 1970s clothing ... [FishbowlLA]

Former Afghanistan Resident Tom Freston Set for Huffington Post Chat - Posted June 21, 2011
The fact that entertainment media exec Tom Freston (pictured) lived in Kabul right up to Afghanistan's 1978 coup is lesser known than his leadership of MTV, Viacom, and ... [FishbowlLA]

Discovery's Zaslav: Businesses Can't Look Forward Without Looking Back - Posted June 24, 2010
The Newhouse School at Syracuse University hosted day one of its "Monetizing Online Business" (MOB) conference today, and it opened with a discussion with David Zaslav, the president and CEO of Discovery Commu... [WebNewser -]

The Secret to Sun Valley: "Many of the People We're Doing Deals With Are Here" - Posted July 9, 2008
Dan Cox, on special assignment for FishbowlLA, covering the 2008 Sun Valley Media Conference.Sony chairman Sir Howard Stringer and his right-hand man, CFO ... [FishbowlLA]

Cooking Up Media Deals With Rachael Ray, and a Murdoch Scion Sighting - Posted July 9, 2008
Dan Cox, on special assignment for FishbowlLA, covering the 2008 Sun Valley Media Conference.Ken Lowe, President and CEO of the Scripps company (formerly Scripps Howard) was morose at th... [FishbowlLA]

Strange Bedfellows in Sun Valley - Posted July 8, 2008
Dan Cox, on special assignment for FishbowlLA, covering the 2008 Sun Valley Media Conference. As Hollywood mavens drifted into Sun Valley, a few were eager to talk. Universal Studios COO and President Ron Meyer, asked whether Hollywood was making too many movies, ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times on Jeremy Blake, Theresa Duncan - Posted August 2, 2007
Chris Lee's LA Times story is dated August 3, which is tomorrow, right? But he's got tons of great information--some of which hasn't been ... [FishbowlLA]