The Hollywood Reporter reports: “In an era when Disney is aiming to acquire most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion and AT&T is attempting to merge with Time Warner in an $85 billion deal, scale has become the priority for media titans. Yet, presented with the opportunity to lead a combined CBS-Viacom, Leslie Moonves didn’t simply rally the CBS board of directors to support his ‘no merger’ view — he went ‘nuclear’ on National Amusements Inc.”

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