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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

So. Much. TV.

12/13/2018
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This year's numbers are in, and according to an annual study done by FX, there are more scripted original series than ever before. We're at 495 shows for 2018, up from 487 last year.

Duration:00:04:58

Golden Globes nominations and the Oscars find a host...for now

12/6/2018
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The Golden Globes have once again left people puzzled by some of their nominations. And the Oscars finally found a host in Kevin Hart, but there are already issues.

Duration:00:04:24

New allegations emerge against former CBS CEO Les Moonves

11/29/2018
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The New York Times details how Moonves tried to silence an accuser by getting her a part on a CBS show.

Duration:00:03:51

Awaiting judge's ruling on CNN's lawsuit against the White House

11/15/2018
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CNN sued the president, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and others over the confiscation of reporter Jim Acosta's press pass. Other news networks--including Fox--have expressed support for CNN.

Duration:00:04:11

HBO still dark on Dish

11/8/2018
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The carriage dispute between HBO and Dish Network that left Dish subscribers without the network known for 'Game of Thrones' since November 1 is still ongoing, and the rhetoric ramps up, as both parties blame the other.

Duration:00:04:48

Netflix cracks a window

11/1/2018
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The rule with Netflix had always been, if you make a movie with them, it might get a small theatrical release, but it would come out in theaters the same day it was available to stream. Now, with a possible best picture nominee on their hands, Netflix is adjusting their policies.

Duration:00:04:52

A showdown between Megyn Kelly and NBC

10/25/2018
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A year ago, Megyn Kelly was a very expensive new host for NBC's morning lineup. This week, Kelly said blackface for Halloween costumes was OK when she was growing up. Blowback was swift, and now Kelly is out at the 'Today' show and possibly at NBC altogether.

Duration:00:03:46

Endeavor ending $400 million deal with the Saudi government

10/18/2018
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Following the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, most likely ordered by Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, Endeavor--the parent company of WME--is backing out of a huge $400 million deal it had made with the Saudi government.

Duration:00:03:33

Streaming wars

10/11/2018
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John Stankey, the head of WarnerMedia, announced a new streaming service coming next year with content from its massive film and TV library. It will join Disney and Apple in companies with forthcoming streaming services that could spell trouble from Netflix.

Duration:00:03:53

The #MeToo movement, one year later

10/4/2018
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It's been just about a year since two exposes brought down mogul Harvey Weinstein. There's been a huge push for change in the intervening months, but so far, a mixed report card.

Duration:00:03:57

Major changes at all the broadcast networks

9/27/2018
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Just as fall TV begins, all four big networks are seeing executive turnover at the top.

Duration:00:03:43

Disney's big gamble

9/20/2018
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More details are emerging about Disney's upcoming streaming service. It's been dubbed "the Netflix killer," but Disney will no doubt lose a lot of money in the process of getting back all its own content.

Duration:00:03:45

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