This Day in Jewish History 1902: The Boston Trucker Who Founded the Firm That Swallowed Up CBS and Viacom Is Born

Mickey Redstone began with a truck and Irish mob ties and left behind a vast entertainment empire and a dysfunctional dynasty.

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April 11, 1902, is the birthdate of Michael “Mickey” Redstone, the hard-driving founder of the family entertainment empire now headed by his ailing 92-year-old son Sumner. Sumner, until his “retirement” this...