"Through National Amusements, the private theater chain company started by his father, [Sumner Redstone] wrested control of a vast $40 billion media empire that includes the CBS television network and Viacom, the big entertainment company with properties like MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures."
"He was the king, and he battled constantly, with rival moguls, trusted executives and his own family."
"He’s now 93."
"As his health deteriorated in recent years, a war broke out over who would take ultimate control of his empire.""At stake have been the fortunes of his family and several one-time confidants as well as the fate of Viacom and CBS."
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