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The HPS-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) posted a positive gain for the first time since early June, jumping 3.1 points to 47.1.
The hour-long special, which was co-hosted by the stellar lineup of Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Gayle King and Brad Pitt, drew almost exactly 3 million total viewers.
National TV advertising in June declined 9% to $3.2 billion -- a much smaller decline than the two previous months, according to SMI.
Michael O’Rielly’s renomination as an FCC commissioner was rescinded by President Trump, according to published reports.
By far the biggest reservation of the 2020 race by either campaign, it is a sign of the swift turnabout in Joe Biden’s finances since he became the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Ellen Crooke, Tegna’s VP of news, says the Black Lives Matter movement has promoted greater “intentionality” in the group’s efforts for diversity and inclusion in its news organizations and leadership.
Major buying agencies have begun negotiating with TV networks in earnest over advance purchases of advertising time, a sign that TV’s annual “upfront” process will take place in some fashion despite conditions from the coronavirus pandemic.

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