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September 3, 2013 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
"Big Brother" contestant Aaryn Gries, whose racial and homophobic slurs have sparked a firestorm - and high ratings - for the CBS reality show, has at least one ally - her mother. Just days after Gries was evicted from the "Big Brother" house, Elizabeth Owens is speaking out in a statement to The Times, chastising her daughter but declaring that the remarks are not reflective of Gries' upbringing or her true character. "While I love and continue to support my daughter Aaryn, words cannot describe my disappointment in some of her comments made on 'Big Brother,'" Owens wrote.
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BUSINESS
August 29, 2013 | By Meg James
Justin Bass is a big Los Angeles Dodgers fan, but for nearly four weeks he has been shut out of the action. The continuing contract dispute between television giants CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. has blacked out the CBS-owned KCBS Channel 2 and KCAL Channel 9 in more than 1 million Los Angeles homes served by the cable company. Time Warner Cable customers like Bass, unless they have installed an over-the-air antenna to capture the broadcast signal, have missed nine Dodgers games that have aired on KCAL.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
CBS Corp. named John Nogawski president of television distribution, responsible for "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Jeopardy!" and "Dr. Phil." Nogawski will oversee all creative, business and administrative operations for domestic TV syndication, New York-based CBS said. He reports to Chief Executive Leslie Moonves.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
CBS Corp.'s Paramount Network Television named Glenn Geller senior vice president, current programming, replacing Tom Russo. Geller, formerly a programming executive with the CBS network, will oversee prime-time series at the Los Angeles-based studio. He will report to division President David Stapf.
BUSINESS
September 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
CBS Corp. said it would buy in-store programming and advertising company SignStorey Inc. for $71.5 million in cash to expand its out-of-home business. SignStorey has installed video displays that show ads delivered by satellite in supermarkets in six of the top 10 markets in the U.S.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
CBS Corp. hired Jennifer Bresnan to lead development of reality shows, replacing Ghen Maynard. Bresnan, named senior vice president of alternative programming, will oversee reality shows such as "Survivor" and report to CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler, the New York company said. CBS hired Bresnan from the CW Network, where she supervised programs that included "America's Next Top Model."
BUSINESS
June 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
CBS Corp., the broadcaster controlled by billionaire Sumner Redstone, acquired about 78% of CNet Networks Inc. through a tender offer after the companies agreed to a $1.8-billion takeover in May. About 119.2 million CNet shares were tendered as of Friday, CBS said. The firm will acquire CNet's remaining shares through an offer expiring at midnight Wednesday.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
CBS Corp. paid Chief Executive Leslie Moonves $28.6 million for last year, more than twice what Chairman Sumner Redstone received. Moonves was paid $5.61 million in salary and a $15-million bonus, New York-based CBS said. Redstone got $12.2 million including $3.1 million in salary and a $7.32-million bonus.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
CBS Corp., which already sells episodes of its hit television shows "Survivor" and "CSI" on Google Inc.'s online video store, is now offering the downloads on Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store. Apple's online store carries other shows from ABC, NBC and Fox. It previously offered some CBS programming, such as NCAA basketball, but not prime-time hits.
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