[opendtv] "Playing the Game Properly" at CBS

  • From: Monty Solomon <monty@xxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 13:14:22 -0400

JULY 20, 2004


"Playing the Game Properly" at CBS

Chairman Les Moonves on the future of network TV, CBS's rep as "the 
geezer network," the FCC and Janet Jackson, TiVo...

Longtime CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves, who in June was named 
co-president of parent company Viacom ( VIA ) along with MTV Networks 
Chief Tom Freston, is arguably one of the few TV executives around 
with the "golden gut" -- the ability to divine hits and raise 
ratings. After joining CBS in 1995, he has made it the top-rated 
network among household viewers three of the last four years.

In his first public appearance since getting the Viacom top job, 
Moonves held court on July 18 during the Television Critics Assn. 
gathering in Los Angeles. Moonves touched on some of the hot topics 
of the day, including the move in Washington to reign in TV's showing 
of so-called indecent programming. Here are edited excerpts of 
Moonves' comments on the following subjects:



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