The Powers That Be: Daily

Media Monday: D.C. Turmoil & Zazpocalypse Now

Media Monday: D.C. Turmoil & Zazpocalypse Now

The Powers That Be: Daily - April 11, 2022 - 17:53

Jon Kelly joins Peter for a discussion about the D.C. media fascination du jour--will the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner take place this year or get Covid-cancelled? The gala, a veritable celebrity event in the Obama years, essentially went on hiatus in the Trump era. Is it back? Are D.C. reporters going to reprise their star power or revert to C-SPAN cover stars? As usual, there is an ulterior motive to this anxiety. Also: the two kibbitz about David Zaslav's first day helming the newly combined Warner Bros. Discovery. After a year of foreplay, the market is still surprisingly cool on the deal. How can Zaz change that?

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