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Video: Eli Broad Explains Why He Wants to Save the Los Angeles Times

eli-broad-youtubeWhy exactly does Eli Broad want to save his hometown Los Angeles Times? He explains in this video clip, an excerpt from his appearance earlier this week at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y.

As I noted before, Broad is a billionaire who can afford to bail out the paper if he really wants to. But it has become harder for him than it would have six months ago.

Forbes’s newest billionaire ranking pegs his net work at $5.2 billion, down $1.5 billion from last September.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”