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Responding to criticism over the handling of The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says his studio "very much wanted to keep the picture in release." DAVID MCNEW/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.

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With A Presidential Vote, Tunisia Seeks A Peaceful Transition

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'Mr. Turner' Is A Snuffling, Growling Work Of Art

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Responding to criticism over the handling of The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says his studio "very much wanted to keep the picture in release." DAVID MCNEW/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

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In his early 50s, after a long hiatus, the country singer has a new album and is touring. "Music keeps you eternally young," he says. "It just does." Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Still Of The Night, There's A Riot In Garth Brooks

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Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

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