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Sumner Redstone, Tenacious Media Mogul, Dies at 97

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Posted By: zephyrgirl, 8/12/2020 8:49:52 AM

He bested business rivals throughout his long career as he engineered deals for Viacom, Paramount and CBS and displayed an unwavering passion to win. Sumner Redstone, the hard-charging mogul who parlayed his father’s New England drive-in theater business into a media empire that now flows into virtually every avenue of entertainment, has died. He was 97. Redstone was the controlling shareholder of the recently merged ViacomCBS, and previously CBS Corp. and Viacom, who made famous the mantra “content is king.”

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I've been following the soap opera around his health for what seems like forever. The family and his aides have been duking it out for quite some time. Some people live too long.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: BillW. 8/12/2020 9:16:46 AM (No. 507346)
His name sounds like an ABM. RIP
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Reply 2 - Posted by: nina584 8/12/2020 9:38:49 AM (No. 507366)
The daughter is in charge. She got rid of Leslie Moonves which was the main obstruction.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 8/13/2020 2:59:39 AM (No. 508061)
I think the most important thing in the article was that " thinking, educated, disciplined people have the power within themselves to create a new and better world" Couldn't they just say he was 97 and died from old age ? RIP
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