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Wednesday Notes for January 31st, 2024

Wednesday Notes for January 31st, 2024
Byron Allen’s existing media assets include the Weather Channel and HBCU GO. PHOTO: JEROD HARRIS/GETTY IMAGES

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the biggest cultural stories of the day.

Culture

‘American Fiction’ Filmmaker Cord Jefferson Talks to Robert Townsend, Who Went There First With ‘Hollywood Shuffle’

‘American Fiction’ Filmmaker Cord Jefferson Talks to Robert Townsend, Who Went There First With ‘Hollywood Shuffle’
“The themes of the film are not new,” Jefferson says. “Which is a little heartbreaking, right?”

Tortured Jets Fans, NFL Fixes, and the 25-Year Run of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ With Larry David

Tortured Jets Fans, NFL Fixes, and the 25-Year Run of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ With Larry David
The comedian, writer, and actor joins Bill to talk about a wide variety of topics, including movies, sports, TV, and more!

Sports

Aaron Rodgers, Robert Saleh and how the Jets’ season fell apart: ‘Something has to change’

Aaron Rodgers, Robert Saleh and how the Jets’ season fell apart: ‘Something has to change’
Thirty sources in and around the Jets described a team riddled with excuse-making and an organizational tunnel vision on its star QB.

Joel Embiid suffers knee injury in final minutes of 76ers loss to Warriors

76ers’ Embiid injures knee in loss to Warriors
Joel Embiid has missed 12 total games this season and is five absences away from becoming ineligible for postseason awards.


Business x Technology

Allen Media Group Makes $14.3 Billion Offer for Paramount Global

Byron Allen Makes $14B Offer to Buy Paramount Global
The comic-turned media mogul also owns The Weather Channel, local TV stations, and a syndicated TV business, among other ventures.

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Paramount Global Shares Pop After Byron Allen Makes Offer To Buy Company
Shares of Paramount Global popped in early trading after news that Byron Allen has offered a deal worth $30 billion to acquire the company, which has been in play since last fall. The stock is up n…


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