B&C BEYOND: JANUARY 10, 2011

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Her New Team Takes the Field

As Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney begins her first full year with the new team in place, she sat down for a wide-ranging discussion with B&C Executive Editor Melissa Grego.

Following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

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In a 50-minute Q&A at the TCA press tour in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 6, Oprah Winfrey apparently set a record for the longest answers ever at TCA--one reply lasted nearly 25 minutes. This sparked a flurry of tweets by critics about not what she was actually saying, but how long it took her to say it.

See a sample of critics' tweets about the performance here.

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The ABCs of Local TV

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After close to three years atop New York powerhouse WABC, Rebecca Campbell was named president of ABC's owned station group in May 2010, succeeding the retiring Walter Liss. She discusses what 2011 holds for the ABC group with B&C Deputy Editor Michael Malone.

Read the full transcript of the interview here.

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Aaron Myerson Is CTD's New Man On The Scene
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Ad Spending Drives Kia Sales

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Kia's commercials, featuring hampsters, sock monkeys and the characters from Yo Gabba Gabba, have gotten a lot of attention. Michael Sprague, Kia chief marketing officer, talked with B&C Business Editor Jon Lafayette about the company's approach to growing its business.

Read the full transcript of the interview here.

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