Les Moonves Was Gone, but Not Forgotten, at First CBS Upfront Under New Leadership

Execs alluded to a 'wild ride' as they touted the company's bright future

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There was much that was familiar about CBS’ upfront presentation on Wednesday afternoon, including the location (New York’s Carnegie Hall), the pitch to advertisers (once again, it’s the most-watched network on TV in total viewers) and the mix of new shows (procedurals, spinoffs of popular franchises and broad-skewing comedies). But there was also a huge difference this year: For the first time in two decades, the upfront did not include former CEO Leslie Moonves, who

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