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Old 08-12-2020, 07:07 AM
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Default Sumner Redstone, media legend, filth of a jew has died at 97

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Sumner Redstone, media legend, has died at 97

August 12, 2020 / 8:53 AM / CBS News

Sumner Redstone, the media legend who built what is now ViacomCBS, died Tuesday at age 97, the company confirmed in a statement Wednesday.

"Sumner was a true industry titan, a brilliant and driven pioneer whose influence on the media and entertainment landscape cannot be overstated," said a statement from ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish.

ViacomCBS Chair Shari Redstone said in a statement, "My father led an extraordinary life that not only shaped entertainment as we know it today, but created an incredible family legacy. Through it all, we shared a great love for one another and he was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. I am so proud to be his daughter and I will miss him always."


Redstone was born in 1923 and over several decades built a media empire.

He got his start in media in 1954 when he joined his family's small business running a few drive-in movie theaters. Over the next few decades, he turned the business into one of the nation's largest movie-theater chains, National Amusements.

From there, he kept building. In 1987, he engineered the purchase of Viacom. In 1994, he spent $10 billion for Paramount.






Redstone was born in 1923 and over several decades built a media empire.

He got his start in media in 1954 when he joined his family's small business running a few drive-in movie theaters. Over the next few decades, he turned the business into one of the nation's largest movie-theater chains, National Amusements.

From there, he kept building. In 1987, he engineered the purchase of Viacom. In 1994, he spent $10 billion for Paramount.

"Sumner astutely anticipated the ways in which the media industry would evolve, shaped by technological innovation and changing consumer tastes, and recognized the enormous potential of both Viacom and CBS," said the note from Bakish.

Today, ViacomCBS owns a wide range of media brands in TV, cable, film and publishing: the CBS Television Network, CBS News and 15 CBS-owned TV stations; cable channels including BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Showtime; Paramount Pictures; and the publisher Simon & Schuster.
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