The CBS-Viacom Merger: I'm at the Top of My Game

Sumner Redstone has done his last big deal. Probably. This year anyway. Oh, heck, at least before our next issue hits the stands. That seems safe. He keeps saying he's done, hedging ever so slightly, and then proving himself wrong. It's either a rare lapse of vision for this self-made billionaire or the grandest ongoing head fake in the entertainment industry.

"Am I done now?" he asks rhetorically. "I can't see any deal on the horizon that approaches the implications for future growth at Viacom [that the] CBS [deal does]. But, of course, nothing is certain." That's the same basic message...

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