AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson (left) and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes are sworn in Wednesday before testifying at a Senate committee hearing on the proposed merger of their companies. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Evan Vucci/AP

Donald Trump enters the debate hall during the Republican presidential debate co-sponsored by CNN in Coral Gables, Fla., in March. CNN is expected to see $100 million in extra revenues this year, thanks largely to its coverage of Trump. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alan Diaz/AP

AT&T Deal For Time Warner Casts Renewed Attention On CNN

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/499299869/499306496" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

AT&T wants to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, highlighting that the two giants don't compete. But the scope of the deal is already drawing criticism from lawmakers and presidential candidates. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Michael Nagle/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Time Warner is heading for another merger — this time with AT&T, in a deal that was announced Saturday. Here, the company's headquarters at New York City's Columbus Circle. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a press conference Monday in Atlanta to announce his rejection of a controversial "religious liberty" bill. He said: "I have examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith-based community and I can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state." David Goldman/AP hide caption

toggle caption
David Goldman/AP

There were $3 trillion worth of corporate mergers in 2014. Comcast's proposed acquisition of fellow cable company Time Warner was the largest at $45 billion. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Gene J. Puskar/AP

Comcast-Time Warner Сable Deal Tops A Year Of Corporate Mergers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/373268405/374033121" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript