July 2006
Multichannel News;7/31/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 30, p34
The article highlights a research note written by Pali Research media analyst Rich Greenfield imploring Viacom Inc. chairman Sumner Redstone to take the media giant private. Greenfield has already written a critical note on July 10, 2006 which called for Viacom CEO Tom Freston to resign.


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