BONUS EPISODE: David Zaslav, CEO and President of Warner Bros. Discovery joins Cole and Bill to continue the conversation about The Warner Brothers by Chris Yogerst. Zaslav gives insight into how the brothers positioned the company for success, the power of film in today’s society, and how the media giant is building towards the future. Zaslav also shares a story involving Robert Evans, Frank Sinatra, and Mia Farrow!

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