Out of her father's shadow : CBS-Viacom deal is a coup for once-dismissed Shari Redstone
Just a few years ago, Shari Redstone was on the outs of her family's far-flung media empire. Her father, Sumner Redstone, once dismissed her publicly as a lightweight who contributed little to the business. Instead, he surrounded himself with younger girlfriends and business cronies.
Tensions were so high that he offered her a $1-billion buyout, and she fumed to her son in 2015: "Your grandfather says I will be chair over his dead body."
But on Tuesday the boards of CBS and Viacom ag...