What would it take to put CBS and Viacom together again?

May 28, 2016 11:30 AM

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Sumner Redstone had his reasons when he split his media empire into two separate corporations a decade ago: He had two strong top executives whom he wanted to keep happy, and more than enough successful businesses to go around.

Since then, network chief Leslie Moonves has been running the stalwart CBS Corp., which boasts the nation’s most watched TV network. Viacom, meanwhile, has seen its stock plummet more than 45% in the last two years, and its chairman and chief executive, Philippe Dauman, is on increasingly shaky grou...

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