Viacom drags online video into DirecTV dispute

July 12, 2012

Stephen Colbert looks nonplussed. (Photo: Reuters)

Just as we were getting prepared for the latest round in the increasingly vicious battles between programmers and TV distributors, the Viacom fight with DirecTV took a new twist.

from Summit Notebook:

Jon Stewart’s brother says mom ‘pretty happy with both’

March 29, 2010

EXCHANGES-SUMMIT/A bit grayer and world wearier, maybe, but there's no mistaking the family resemblance between NYSE Chief Operating Office Larry Leibowitz and his kid brother Jon Stewart. Unlike the Daily Show host, Leibowitz mostly keeps a low profile, although he did find himself in the spotlight even before his appearance at the Reuters Global Exchanges and Trading Summit on Monday. The Wall Street Journal interviewed him in a story about the NYSE's effort to turn some high frequency traders -- who have been chipping away at the exchange's business -- into exchange floor traders.

CIA + Wall Street + Reuters = Daily Show gold

June 30, 2009

With a disputed election in Iran and a coup in Honduras, Jon Stewart wants to know: Where is the CIA?******He finds his answer in a Reuters Video segment by Fred Katayama, who reported earlier this month that the spy agency is recruiting Wall Street’s finest. ************You can view our original segment here:******