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Viacom Celebrates Its Annual Global Day of Giving Back: What’s Planned for Viacommunity Day 2018

Today, thousands of employees across Viacom and its brands pause from their work week and join together to make a difference in our communities around the world. Viacommunity Day 2018, now in its 22nd year, puts the full weight of the company behind social causes through volunteerism led in partnership with non-profit and civic advocates. […]

Creative Resurgence Drives Ratings Growth For Viacom’s Adult Brands

Fresh off a successful launch for the Paramount Network, Viacom’s portfolio of adult channels (Paramount Network plus CMT and TV Land), just wrapped the quarter with strong ratings growth – in some cases, the highest in several years, making an essential contribution to the company’s ongoing transformation. CMT secured its 16th consecutive month of year-over-year ratings growth. TV Land stamped […]

217 Years to Women’s Equality? Not on Viacom’s Watch

The World Economic Forum is concerned that, if nothing changes, full global gender parity is likely 217 years away. Viacom thinks that we should start closing that gap today. Today, March 8, is a good day for it: it’s International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual celebration of change-makers fighting for gender equality. Viacom, along with […]

Viacom Announces First Quarter 2018 Results, Accelerates Transformation Efforts

Viacom released its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 this morning, underscoring the significant progress being made to transform its business amid rapid industry change. Aggressive moves to expand next-generation platforms and solutions, initiatives to grow beyond TV and film, the launch of a premium content network, strengthened relationships with distribution partners, […]

Nashville Season Six Debuts On a High Note

Nashville Is back and in rhythm. On Thursday, Jan. 4, CMT’s beloved country soap Nashville returned for its sixth and final season. 1.6 million viewers joined them, a testament to the loyal “Nashie” fan base hooked by season five’s plot twists—including the death of a major character (Connie Britton’s Rayna Jaymes), police misconduct and racial […]

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OU baseball tops Texas Tech, avoids sweep

LUBBOCK, TEXAS — No. 14-ranked Oklahoma defeated No.

Sooners vault their way to fourth consecutive title

By Brooke Pryor Staff Writer bpryor@oklahoman.com  Down five points entering the fourth rotation at the national championship meet, the Oklahoma men's gymnastics team felt the pressure mounting.Back in December, the Sooners didn't think they'd even make it to Chicago.

OU women’s gymnastics already using upset as fuel for the future

BY BROOKE PRYOR Staff Writer bpryor@oklahoman.comAll Oklahoma could do was wait.With sophomore Maggie Nichols' 9.9625 on the bars, the Sooners had completed every rotation at the NCAA Championships and were leading the field of six.Just a few feet away, UCLA was nearing the end of its night with just one gymnast left to do her beam routine.Circled up, the Sooners tried to concentrate on their coach's words and each other.“We weren't really watching (UCLA), but we were all probably thinking about it,” Nichols said.

As Prince's health waned, his inner circle had grown increasingly alarmed

LA TimesSome of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none was able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday.Just ahead of this weekend's two-year anniversary of Prince's death, prosecutors announced they would file no criminal charges in the case and the state investigation was closed."My focus was lasered in on trying to find out who provided that fentanyl, and we just don't know where he got it," said Carver County Attorney Mark Metz.

Marine from eastern Oklahoma allegedly involved in organizing deadly Charlottesville rally

By Harrison Grimwood Tulsa WorldCLAREMORE — A Marine with ties to Claremore allegedly participated in organizing the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that culminated in one person's death and multiple injuries.Michael Joseph Chesny, 36, allegedly used the pseudonym "Tyrone" to assist in organizing the rally in 2017, Al Jazeera reports.

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