What We Learned About TV During Its Biggest Week

This week’s upfronts, when the media industry sells its programming to advertisers, showed how much has changed in the past few years.

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Inside the Implosion of CNN+

Seen as the future of CNN, the streaming channel was suddenly killed. Its soon-to-be owner, Discovery, had concerns but until the deal closed, it was constrained in guiding a competitor.

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Discovery Closes In on Acquisition of WarnerMedia

The blockbuster merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia is expected to close as soon as Friday, putting many of the biggest names in movies, TV and news under one roof.

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Ina Garten’s 10 Favorite Things

With a new show coming to Discovery+, the Barefoot Contessa discussed her passion for French butter, Nordic dramas and a very American musical.

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Chris Licht, a Creator of ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘Colbert’ Producer, Is Set to Run CNN

He will take over CNN as the network gets a new corporate owner. He replaces Jeff Zucker, the network president who abruptly resigned this month.

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At CNN, Personal and Corporate Tensions Collide After Jeff Zucker’s Exit

Inside the media giant, unease has been mounting: over the network’s corporate ownership, the firing of Chris Cuomo and a looming merger with Discovery.

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‘Joined at the Hip’: Jeff Zucker’s Relationship With a Top CNN Executive

Allison Gollust, an executive vice president, has worked alongside Mr. Zucker for two decades. He cited their relationship as he abruptly resigned.

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Poland’s President Says He Will Veto Media Bill Opposed by U.S.

The measure backed by the nationalist governing coalition sought to limit foreign influence and could have imperiled the license of an American-owned TV station.

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Space Station May Host Wave of TV Shows and Films

A Discovery reality TV competition, a Russian medical thriller and more productions could be heading to the orbital outpost in the next year.

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Discovery-AT&T: How a Huge Media Deal Was Done

An early-morning meeting at a Greenwich Village townhouse, under the watchful eye of Steve McQueen, was part of a monthslong campaign.

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America’s Wild Horses, the AT&T Deal and Fungi That Tells a Story: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

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CNN’s Jeff Zucker Sees Fortunes Changed with AT&T Deal

Phone buddies and golf partners, Jeff Zucker and David Zaslav have a 30-year history. Now Zucker may be open to working for the man he calls a “best friend.”

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How a Megadeal Reunited CNN’s Jeff Zucker With a Powerful Old Friend

Phone buddies and golf partners, Jeff Zucker and David Zaslav have a 30-year history. Now Zucker may be open to working for the man he calls a “best friend.”

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AT&T’s WarnerMedia Group to Merge With Discovery

AT&T’s WarnerMedia group is merging with the reality programmer Discovery. What does that mean for your favorite shows?

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Review: Going Home to Iowa With the Queen of Meth

The story of Lori Arnold, drug queenpin and sister to Tom Arnold, is a complicated lesson in Midwestern values.

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Banks Face Billions in Losses as a Bet on ViacomCBS and Other Stocks Goes Awry

Archegos Capital Management, led by Bill Hwang, couldn’t meet financial demands, creating turmoil on Wall Street and raising questions about the fund’s ties to lenders.

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Forget ‘Succession.’ You Can Watch ‘90 Day Fiancé’ for 100 Hours Straight.

Discovery’s new app has taken off largely because viewers love watching people fix houses, tour diners and bicker about their relationships.

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Will You Pay to Stream Comfort Shows? Discovery Is About to Find Out

A cable-era way of watching TV comes to streaming with the debut of Discovery+, an on-demand platform with lots of nature shows and cooking programs.

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Winter TV Preview: 21 Shows to Watch

Newcomers and old favorites include a Marvel series, the long-awaited return of “Gomorrah” and Judi Dench among the orangutans.

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David Attenborough Still Has Hope for Our Future

At 94, the beloved British naturalist remains curious and optimistic. He talked about his new docu-series, “A Perfect Planet,” and why the coronavirus may prove to have some positive consequences.

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Grant Imahara, Engineer Who Co-Hosted ‘MythBusters,’ Dies at 49

Mr. Imahara also worked behind the scenes on the “Matrix” sequels, among other films, and operated the robot R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” prequels.

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Grant Imahara, ‘MythBusters’ Co-Host, Dies at 49

Mr. Imahara also worked behind the scenes on the “Matrix” sequels, among other films, and operated the robot R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” prequels.

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