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KCRW’s The Business host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top story with L.A. Times reporter John Horn.

KCRW’s The Business host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top story with L.A. Times reporter John Horn.
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KCRW’s The Business host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top story with L.A. Times reporter John Horn.

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@kimmasters

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Episodes

Continued fallout at CBS

9/13/2018
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Following Ronan Farrow's second expose in the New Yorker, Les Moonves stepped down from CBS on Sunday, and later in the week, Jeff Fager, the head of '60 Minutes,' also departed.

Duration:00:03:27

Best popular film category proves not so popular

9/6/2018
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The Academy has put its plan to introduce a new category for best "popular" film on indefinite hold. It will go forward with presenting 6-8 awards during commercial breaks in order to streamline and shorten the TV broadcast of the ceremony.

Duration:00:03:31

Louis C.K. tries to come back to comedy

8/30/2018
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Not everyone is excited about the comedian's return to a comedy club in New York, nine months after admitting to sexual misconduct. Several women in the audience were especially not thrilled that he showed up without any advance warning.

Duration:00:03:42

As film festival season begins, Netflix tries to make its mark

8/23/2018
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The Venice Film Festival starts next week, and with it, the unofficial kickoff to awards season. Netflix has had great success racking up awards for television, but so far, not much luck on the film side. This year, the streamer is trying to change that.

Duration:00:03:53

A new moment in #TimesUp: When is it OK to come back?

8/16/2018
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The #TimesUp movement is facing some difficult questions with no easy answers. Recent projects have people asking, what kind of past misdeeds can be forgiven, and how long do people need to wait before returning to work?

Duration:00:03:39

The Academy's new "popular" film category faces supercharged backlash

8/9/2018
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In an effort to boost ratings for the Oscars, the Academy said they'd be making some changes to the awards show--including awarding certain categories during commercial breaks, as well as adding a new category for popular films. But so far, that new category is not getting good reviews.

Duration:00:03:35

With Leslie Moonves under siege, the fate of CBS hangs in the balance

8/2/2018
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Following Ronan Farrow's expose in the New Yorker, an investigation has begun looking into the CBS CEO and allegations of sexual assault. Moonves remains on the job, but he may not be there for long if more alleged victims come forward.

Duration:00:03:18

Did Disney jump the Gunn?

7/26/2018
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Disney fired James Gunn over years-old tweets that were resurfaced by a far right blogger. No one is debating that the tweets filled with tasteless jokes were bad, but the sudden firing has people asking, should artists not be allowed to evolve and change over time?

Duration:00:03:41

Comcast drops out of the race for Fox, leaving only Disney to claim its prize.

7/19/2018
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The bidding war for 21st Century Fox is seemingly over after cable giant Comcast takes itself out of the running to acquire much of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.

Duration:00:03:30

Netflix bests HBO in Emmy Nominations

7/12/2018
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The Emmy nominations are in, and streaming giant Netflix garners a staggering 112 nominations while HBO’s new boss at AT&T says the network must become bigger and broader.

Duration:00:03:32

Bill Shine, the former co-head of Fox News, heads to the White House

7/5/2018
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Shine was ousted from Fox News last May over the network's handling of sexual harassment cases under Roger Ailes. His new job as head of White House communications is in some ways perfect and in many ways shocking.

Duration:00:03:08

NBC News misses another sexual misconduct story

6/28/2018
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In the midst of the #MeToo mvement, Sil Lai Abrams was ready to go on the record with sexual assault allegations against Russell Simmons and A.J. Calloway. She took the story to Joy Reid at MSNBC, but the network dragged its feet for months, before ultimately killing the story.

Duration:00:03:55

Some top showrunners at Fox speaking out against Fox News

6/21/2018
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In the wake of the crisis at the border, some Hollywood creatives who work in the film and TV division of Fox are calling out Fox News, based on what they believe is biased coverage of the separation of children and their parents.

Duration:00:03:53

The AT&T-Time Warner merger is a go, with more consolidation to follow

6/14/2018
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Following the court's ruling in favor of AT&T, the race to get bigger, faster moved into high gear and leaves a lot of people in Hollywood stressed out about their futures.

Duration:00:03:40

Looking ahead to the AT&T-Time Warner merger decision

6/7/2018
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A decision is expected on June 12 as to whether AT&T will be allowed to buy Time Warner. The Justice Department sued to blocked the merger, supposedly on the basis of antitrust laws, but many speculate more political motivations because Trump is no fan of CNN, which is owned by Time Warner.

Duration:00:03:32

Sam Bee apologizes for having "crossed a line" on her show

5/31/2018
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Now there are cries from the White House for TBS to cancel her show, following ABC's cancelation of 'Roseanne' earlier this week. But are the Roseanne and Samantha Bee situations really comparable?

Duration:00:03:31

Harvey Weinstein expected to turn himself in tomorrow

5/24/2018
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A day that many women thought would never come may have finally arrived.

Duration:00:03:34

CBS vs Viacom: the battle rages on

5/17/2018
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The fate of a CBS and Viacom merger hangs in the balance as CBS holds an emergency meeting for the board of directors on Thursday afternoon.

Duration:00:03:44

Fewer parties, no selfies: a quieter Cannes this year

5/10/2018
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A check-in from Cannes finds a more muted festival than in years past.

Duration:00:03:57

More allegations of improper conduct by Charlie Rose

5/3/2018
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A follow-up investigation by The Washington Post found an additional 27 women who say Rose harassed them.

Duration:00:03:09