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‘A Booklover’s Guide to New York’ Offers Illustrated Guide to the City’s Bibliophile Scene

'A Booklover's Guide to New York' is an illustrated guide to New York's bibliophile scene, with a chapter by entertainment exec Tom Freston.

Why This CBS-Viacom Merger Will Be Different From 1999

In early September 1999, Viacom and CBS unveiled a roughly $35 billion stock combination — at the time the largest U.S. media deal ever — which was completed in 2000. They then agreed to separate in 2005 and the separation became effective in 2006. Fast-forward nearly two decades, and the two entertainment companies are recombining.

5 Hollywood Power Players Who Are Testing the Digital World

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tom Freston and Nancy Tellem are among those who have reset their power base in a new arena.

Top Vice Media Exec Says Global Youth Brand Going “Less Dude”

"The brand has been evolving for 20 years, and it did skew more male originally, but the last five or six years has been about widening the umbrella and evening out the demo and the split there," Eddy Moretti says.

Former Viacom CEO Tom Freston Joins Raine Group as Senior Adviser

The merchant bank launched by Jeff Sine and Joe Ravitch in partnership with WME Entertainment also closes its second fund with $850 million for growth investments in media, entertainment, sports and lifestyle firms.

Shane Smith: Vice Media Aiming for “Deal Spree” Next Year

The company CEO says, "We would be stupid not to think about an IPO"

Michael Wolff on Big Media: Where Are All the CEO Heir Apparents?

As Robert Iger, Leslie Moonves and Philippe Dauman shoot toward retirement age without slowing, the next generation of media leaders sits on the sidelines, Wolff writes for THR

MTV Execs Remember the First VMAs

Co-founder Tom Freston recalls the show's 1984 debut at Radio City Music Hall made a statement: "We just got picked up in New York, and it seemed like a good time to have a party."

14 Hollywood-Inspired Father’s Day Gifts

THR's suggestions for A-list dads.

Vice’s Shane Smith and Tom Freston on Sending Dennis Rodman to North Korea for HBO

The CEO and top adviser of the media upstart, whose series shows the NBA star visiting Kim Jong-Un, tell THR they're ready for the competition "to come piss in [their] eyes."

Ari Emanuel, Tom Freston, Bill Gates to Speak at Abu Dhabi Media Summit

The annual event will see the agent speak about "Hollywood vs Silicon Valley: Can’t we all be friends?" and also feature YouTube content guru Robert Kyncl and Viacom International Media Networks CEO Bob Bakish.