Rupert Murdoch Makes A Play For Time Warner

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox made an unsuccessful $80bn bid for rival Time Warner. (Drew Angerer-Pool/Getty Images)

Rupert Murdoch is at it again, attempting to bolster his media empire with another merger. This time, it’s Time Warner that 21st Century Fox is after, offering $80 billion in a takeover bid that was ultimately rebuffed.

But this may not be the only offer from Murdoch, who is known in the industry for both his bold deals and his persistence.

NPR’s David Folkenflik joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss whether a Time Warner and 21st Century Fox merger is likely, and what it would mean.


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