It was billed as the merger that would create the media flagship of the future, but it would turn into an epic fail. On January 10, 2000, America Online (AOL) announced it would buy Time Warner for $182 billion in stock and debt, making it the largest corporate merger in U.S. history.
Talk about getting a front seat to the action: A&E;'s police documentary series Live PD follows law enforcement in eight cities, live for six hours over Friday and Saturday nights to a growing following. At a time when viewers are time-shifting and binge-watching TV to fit their schedules, Live PD, now in its third season, is a rare event deserving of appointment viewing status.
On December 20, 1946, movie stars gathered at the Globe Theatre in New York City to celebrate what was expected to be a cinematic smash hit, a new picture by the then-darling Hollywood director, Frank Capra, called It's a Wonderful Life.