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IAC’s Barry Diller and CNN’s Jeff Zucker: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

Barry Diller is trying to create a TV experience for the future, through IAC’s backing of streaming Internet service Aereo. Jeff Zucker, CNN’s new president, is trying to reinvent a cable network whose best days have been in the past.

In a wide-ranging conversation at D11 guided by Walt Mossberg, Diller contended that Aereo is not trying to kill the business of broadcast networks, but rather spur a movement to a more open distribution of programming. Diller also reiterated that buying Newsweek was a mistake, and that it belongs in the hands of a company that focuses exclusively on publishing.

Zucker, for his part, answered tough questions about reporting inaccuracies and a focus on what some in the news business consider to be fluffy news events as CNN looks to boost ratings.

Here’s the full video:

Full D11 Conference Coverage