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Episode #2

Money Talking: Murdoch, Banks and a New Era of Corporate Accountability

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Friday, May 04, 2012

A British parliamentary committee calls News Corporation's Rupert Murdoch "not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company.” Shareholders upset with Chesapeake Energy’s CEO Aubrey McClendon force him to give up his role as chairman of the board. And pay packages for bank executive are being challenged. It just might be the dawn of a new era of corporate accountability.

Plus: Harvard and M.I.T are just the latest premier institutions of higher learning to offer free online courses. But if they give the product away for free, are they ultimately undercutting what makes them so exclusive?

And Rana Foroohar with Time and Felix Salmon with Reuters run down what they’re watching to make news in the weeks ahead.

Hosted by:

Jeff Greenfield

Contributors:

Rana Foroohar
Rupert Murdoch

Money Talking: Rupert Murdoch and Echoes of the Washington Post and Watergate

That noise you heard this week from one side of the Atlantic to the other is the outburst of schadenfreude that greeted a declaration from a British parliamentary committee that Rupert Murdoch was "not a fit person" to run a major international company like News Corporation.

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