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Viacom Activates Powerful Studio Model Growth Driver As MTV, Nick Move Into Third-Party Production

Pinky Malinky is an upbeat teenager who has a lot in common with his peers: he posts rabidly on social media, he hangs out nonstop with his two best pals, and he constantly must navigate the social pressures of school and life. But there’s one very important thing that will make Pinky unique among Nickelodeon […]

Ratings and Viewership Jump Double-Digits for MTV Movie & TV Awards

Ratings and viewership soared for this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, as the network strategically shifted the air date to a June Monday and commissioned the red-hot Tiffany Haddish as host. Across 10 Viacom-owned networks, 3.371 million viewers (a 21 percent increase over 2017), watched as Millie Bobby Brown pushed back at bullies and […]

Viacom Brands Win Five 2018 Cynopsis Social Good Awards

Viacom won five 2018 Cynopsis Social Good Awards for its civic-minded media focused on LGBT advocacy, disaster relief, and anti-bullying action, among other issues. Read about each campaign below. Awareness Campaign/Initiative – Children’s Sector Nickelodeon Creative Advertising – Nick SPLAT – Truth – Trivia  Cynopsis recognized Nickelodeon for Nick SPLAT Trivia, a partnership between […]

“We’ve Made a Lot of Progress at Viacom” – CEO Bob Bakish Touts Achievements at MoffettNathanson

Growing viewership, building new management teams, finding efficiencies, delivering content on next-generation platforms. Viacom President and CEO Bob Bakish sat down with Michael B. Nathanson at last week’s MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit in New York City, where they discussed these and other ways that Viacom is strategically positioning itself to thrive in a rapidly […]

Viacom Launches Digital Studios at First NewFront, Ramping Up Online & Mobile Content Pipeline

Laugh with Majah Hype, wake up with Nikki Glaser, cook with Snooki, get animated with JoJo – and do it all on your phone. Viacom Digital Studios (VDS) is here, poised to deliver hundreds of hours of premium digital content that will transport digital native stars from BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon to the […]

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Two Republicans face off in Insurance Commissioner primary

By David Dishman Business Writer ddishman@oklahoman.comTuesday's primary election features two Republican candidates for Oklahoma State Insurance Commissioner vying for the right to run against lone Democratic candidate Kimberly Fobbs in November.Republicans Donald Chasteen, 53, and Glen Mulready, 57, share several similarities — both are from the Tulsa metro area and both have backgrounds in the insurance industry — but the pair differ on political experience.Chasteen describes himself as not being a “career politician” but instead he has worked as a local insurance agent, small business owner, firefighter for the City of Tulsa and more.

Photos and video: Carrie Underwood performs with Ludacris on Radio Disney Awards, shoots new 'Sunday Night Football' opening

By Brandy McDonnellBetween the Radio Disney Music Awards and "Sunday Night Football," Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood had a busy few days last week in Los Angeles. On Friday night, the seven-time Grammy-winner took the stage at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, where she performed her anthemic hit "The Champion.

Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations, burn homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses were threatened Monday after wind-driven wildfires broke out over the weekend, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes throughout rural regions north of San Francisco.The biggest fires continued to grow but that there were no reports of injuries or deaths, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.About 3,000 residents evacuated homes in Lake County, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of San Francisco.

Mexican state detains, disarms town's entire police force

MEXICO CITY (AP) — State police have detained and disarmed the entire police force of a town in western Mexico where a mayoral candidate was killed last week.Video of the detention aired by local media showed uniformed officers hitting each other as gunshots go off in the background.The Michoacan state police force said the "all the officers of the Ocampo municipal police force were detained for internal affairs investigation.

What's on the ballot

From Staff ReportsSTATEWIDEState Question 788, Initiative Petition 412: An amendment to the Oklahoma state statutes that would legalize the licensed use, sale and growth of marijuana for medicinal purposes.Governor — DemocratDrew EdmonsonConnie JohnsonGovernor — LibertarianChris PowellRex L. LawhornJoe ExoticGovernor — RepublicanChristopher BarnettDan FisherEric FoutchKevin StittTodd G. LambBarry GowdyBlake Cowboy StephensGary A. JonesMick CornettGary RichardsonLieutenant Governor — DemocratAnastasia A. PittmanAnna DearmoreLieutenant Governor — RepublicanEddie FieldsDana MurphyDominique DaMón BlockMatt PinnellState Auditor and Inspector — RepublicanCindy ByrdCharlie PraterJohn UzzoAttorney General — RepublicanAngela BonillaMike HunterGentner DrummondSuperintendent of Public Instruction — RepublicanWill FarrellLinda MurphyJoy HofmeisterCommissioner of Labor — DemocratFred DorrellSam A. Mis-soumCommissioner of Labor — RepublicanLeslie OsbornKeith SwintonCathy CostelloInsurance Commissioner — RepublicanDonald ChasteenGlen MulreadyCorporation Commissioner — DemocratKen ReichBeau WilliamsBlake CummingsAshley Nicole McCrayCorporation Commissioner — RepublicanBob AnthonyBrian BingmanHarold D. SpradlingLEGISLATUREUNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESU.S. Representative, District 1 — DemocratTim GilpinAmanda DouglasDavid Matthew HullumGwendolyn FieldsMark A. KeeterU.S. Representative, District 1 — RepublicanTim HarrisKevin HernDanny StockstillNathan DahmAndy ColemanU.S. Representative, District 2 — DemocratElijah McIntoshJason NicholsClay PadgettVirginia Blue Jeans JennerU.S. Representative, District 2 — RepublicanJarrin JacksonBrian JacksonMarkwayne MullinJohn McCarthyU.S. Representative, District 3 — DemocratMurray Mark ThibodeauxFrankie RobbinsU.S. Representative, District 4 — RepublicanTom ColeJames TaylorU.S. Representative, District 4 — DemocratMary BrannonRoxann KluttsFred GipsonMallory VarnerU.S. Representative, District 5 — DemocratKendra HornTom GuildLeona Kelley-LeonardTyson Todd MeadeEd PorterElysabeth BrittU.S. Representative, District 5 — RepublicanSteve RussellGregory DunsonDeJuan EdwardsOKLAHOMA STATE SENATEState Senator, District 4 — DemocratChristopher FordEddie MartinState Senator, District 4 — RepublicanMark Dean AllenHeath EubanksState Senator, District 6 — RepublicanDavid BullardErick P. WyattState Senator, District 10 — RepublicanBill ColemanGary R. LanhamAmber RobertsState Senator, District 14 — RepublicanFrank SimpsonJoe CaudleState Senator, District 16 — DemocratClaudia GriffithMary B. BorenAleisha KarjalaState Senator, District 16 — RepublicanGary D. CaissieEd CrockerBecki MaldonadoState Senator, District 18 — RepublicanKim DavidEric TomlinsonState Senator, District 20 — RepublicanAiya KelleyChuck HallState Senator, District 22 — RepublicanStephanie BiceLeslie NesSmithState Senator, District 24 — RepublicanDarrell WeaverDan BelcherState Senator, District 28 — RepublicanRobert McKinneyJason N. SmalleyState Senator, District 30 — DemocratJulia KirtLarry Dean BussState Senator, District 30 — RepublicanLori CallahanTim HawsJohn SymcoxEvan VincentEric RobertsJeffrey CartmellErick W. HarrisState Senator, District 32 — DemocratDeborah FarlerJacobi CrowleyState Senator, District 36 — DemocratAlan R. LeizearBryan O'BrienState Senator, District 36 — RepublicanJohn HasteDana PrietoBill DayDavid DambrosoState Senator, District 40 — DemocratCarri HicksDanielle EzellState Senator, District 40 — RepublicanErvin Stone YenJoe HowellState Senator, District 42 — RepublicanBrenda StanleyRachel Erwin ProperState Senator, District 48 — DemocratChristine ByrdGeorge E. YoungOKLAHOMA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESState Representative, District 3 — RepublicanLundy KigerEldon DuganState Representative, District 5 — RepublicanJosh WestJosh RussellElizabeth BoneyTonya RudickState Representative, District 6 — DemocratJohn L. MyersRandy McKinneyState Representative, District 8 — RepublicanTom GannCarl ParsonState Representative, District 10 — RepublicanTravis DunlapJudd StromMichael McFarlandState Representative, District 11 — RepublicanDerrel FincherMartin GarberState Representative, District 12 — RepublicanNick MahoneyKevin McDugleState Representative, District 14 — DemocratJoshua M. CasarezJack ReavisState Representative, District 14 — RepublicanGeorge FaughtJon ShawChris SneedState Representative, District 15 — DemocratPennie EmbryJudy Ross MooreState Representative, District 15 — RepublicanRandy RandlemanJeremy WarrenState Representative, District 17 — DemocratPeggy DeFrangeDon FaulknerState Representative, District 17 — RepublicanBobby CoxJosh HassPaul MareanJim GregoMarilyn WeltonState Representative, District 18 — RepublicanJessica Cates JanesDavid SmithState Representative, District 19 — DemocratLewis CollinsStaci LohrmanState Representative, District 20 — RepublicanBobby ClevelandAnthony MackeyTina SwayzeJimmy SmithSherrie ConleyState Representative, District 22 — DemocratWayne EidsonLouise NewellState Representative, District 22 — RepublicanCharles McCallIvan RichesonState Representative, District 23 — DemocratCraig John HoxieStephen FrazierState Representative, District 25 — RepublicanShawn HowardRonny JohnsState Representative, District 26 — DemocratLauren RichterE. Bruce BushongTerry W. HopkinsState Representative, District 26 — RepublicanLucas Craig CannonDell KerbsSterling SpringerState Representative, District 27 — RepublicanJason HarrisDave SpauldingJoseph H. BlanchardDanny J. SterlingState Representative, District 28 — DemocratSteve BarnesJason LeonardState Representative, District 29 — DemocratJeremiah A. RossJesse GoodwinState Representative, District 30 — RepublicanMark LawsonJake RowlandKent GlesenerChuck ThreadgillState Representative, District 31 — DemocratKara SawyerAngela Moffitt-JonesState Representative, District 31 — RepublicanBarry NilesRod BakerGarry MizeState Representative, District 32 — DemocratAnthony PernaChristi WolffState Representative, District 33 — RepublicanGregory P. BabinecJason ShillingJohn Thomas TalleyState Representative, District 35 — RepublicanTy BurnsJames WinnState Representative, District 26 — RepublicanLouise RedcornJared LemmonsJ. Paul GanzelJordan LaufferSean RobertsState Representative, District 37 — RepublicanSteve VaughanKen LuttrellState Representative, District 38 — RepublicanJohn PfeifferCasey McAninchBrian HobbsState Representative, District 39 — RepublicanRyan MartinezDenecia Taylor-CassilState Representative, District 40 — RepublicanChad CaldwellTaylor VenusState Representative, District 41 — DemocratJennie ScottSara PetersonTyler SmithState Representative, District 41 — RepublicanDenise Crosswhite HaderRoxanne PollardLaura GrieselGreg J. IngleCharo GuilloryKarl FahrentholdState Representative, District 42 — DemocratLiz GeorgeTara Jo ThompsonState Representative, District 42 — RepublicanAllen BurginCynthia RoeState Representative, District 43 — DemocratChatelle CoryJacque PearsallState Representative, District 43 — RepublicanCrystal DuncanMicheal OglesbyJay W. SteagallMax MartinState Representative, District 45 — DemocratMerleyn BellKen KerrState Representative, District 46 — RepublicanNancy SangirardiBryan VinyardJason Eric PedrazaState Representative, District 47 — DemocratO.A. CargillJacob WilsonSarah CarnesState Representative, District 47 — RepublicanRamona RileyLindsay StraderBrian HillBeverly AdamsState Representative, District 48 — DemocratCheryl KeyJordan B. BuckState Representative, District 48 — RepublicanTammy TownleyJason D. MayBrent PhelpsState Representative, District 49 — DemocratVicki GaylorMiranda SheltonState Representative, District 53 — DemocratLeslie BonebreakCyndy SoutherlandAngel WorthState Representative, District 53 — RepublicanMark McBrideToryn HambrightWesley ProvineState Representative, District 55 — DemocratFernando ZamarripaDennis DuggerState Representative, District 57 — RepublicanHarold WrightJoy D. SmithState Representative, District 60 — RepublicanJacqueline Stevenson SmithRhonda BakerState Representative, District 61 — RepublicanBrad RavenColton BuckleyKenton PatzkowskyState Representative, District 62 — DemocratLarry BushNanette HagenState Representative, District 63 — DemocratDwight CopeJoan E. GabelmannState Representative, District 63 — RepublicanTammie ReynoldsJeff CoodyTrey CaldwellLeigh Alan ToddState Representative, District 65 — DemocratSonia EnglandBrandon R. ThompsonState Representative, District 66 — DemocratRusty RoweAngela GrahamState Representative, District 66 — RepublicanBrian JacksonEmily DeLozierJadine NollanState Representative, District 67 — RepublicanJeff BoatmanScott William McEachinState Representative, District 68 — DemocratMichael RossKyle EllisAngela StatumState Representative, District 68 — RepublicanLonnie SimsNicole NixonChristopher A. BrobstState Representative, District 69 — DemocratRandall Scott PadekMichael Albert MitrikAndy RichardsonState Representative, District 69 — RepublicanSheila DillsChuck StrohmState Representative, District 70 — DemocratJosh MartinJ.J. BurnamState Representative, District 71 — RepublicanCheryl BaberEric McCrayMark Edward KosinskiBen CroffBeverly A. AtteberryState Representative, District 72 — DemocratA.C. ForstMonroe NicholsState Representative, District 74 — RepublicanMark VancurenBradley PeixottoState Representative, District 75 — DemocratKaren GaddisSeneca CollinsState Representative, District 76 — RepublicanRoss FordDean HoweShelley BrumbaughState Representative, District 77 — DemocratShay WhiteJohn WaldronState Representative, District 79 — DemocratMelissa ProvenzanoBrian PingletonState Representative, District 79 — RepublicanDan HicksKaren GilbertMatthew LeeState Representative, District 80 — DemocratJennifer YoungbergHelen Beth DavisJanice J. GrahamState Representative, District 80 — RepublicanMike RitzeCody CoonceStan MayState Representative, District 81 — RepublicanMike OsburnMelanie SpoonBailey HuntsmanState Representative, District 82 — RepublicanCobi CeronBrad MartinNicole MillerRobert M. Jernigan Jr.Brent NybergNoel TuckerBrad SchmittCasey SatterleeGregory Mead MillsDenara ManningTravis HaysKip BairdState Representative, District 83 — DemocratChelsey BranhamTyler GreyState Representative, District 83 — RepublicanJason ReesePaul CasonState Representative, District 84 — DemocratJoey RodmanLauren MorrisState Representative, District 86 — DemocratSteve WeaverRhonda CoxState Representative, District 86 — RepublicanRhonda HopkinsDavid HardinState Representative, District 91 — DemocratAmanda JeffersAmanda R. AndrewsSonya FergesonState Representative, District 91 — RepublicanBruce FlemingChris KannadyState Representative, District 94 — RepublicanJason SansoneColin T. RussellState Representative, District 95 — DemocratAnthony VandyousefiDavid AZ WilliamsKelly AlbrightState Representative, District 96 — DemocratKathy WallisMaegan HeathState Representative, District 96 — RepublicanLewis H. MooreAnnette M. WilliamsState Representative, District 98 — DemocratMatt HobbsKilmyn Easley-GrafState Representative, District 98 — RepublicanDean F. DavisWesley PrattScott CraneBryan A. HowardJeremiah HerbertLaura SteeleState Representative, District 99 — DemocratAjay PittmanCrentha Sequoya TurnerNkem HouseSteve DavisState Representative, District 100 — DemocratZach PearsonDonald WentrothState Representative, District 100 — RepublicanJulie RoachMarilyn M. StarkPaul AbnerState Representative, District 101 — DemocratJohn W. McKennaLauren GrottsMadeline ScottJohn CarpenterState Representative, District 101 — RepublicanRobert MangerRick HornerTess TeagueMike DicksonCOUNTY RACESCANADIAN COUNTYCounty Treasurer — RepublicanAudre KnottMarti BoldCarolyn M. LeckCounty Commissioner, District 1 — RepublicanMarc HaderWesley E. HigginsDistrict Judge — District 26, Office 2Tracy GeorgeJack D. McCurdy IIJohn Paul JordanCLEVELAND COUNTYCounty Sheriff — Republican (unexpired Term)Todd GibsonLynn StattonLeon SuggCity of MooreProposition 1: A $43.05 million bond issue for the construction, improvement and repair of city roads and bridges.Proposition 2: A $3.14 million bond issue for the construction, improvement and repair of city drainage channels.Proposition 3: A $1.53 million bond issue for the construction and equipping of "quiet zones" at certain city railroad crossings.Proposition 4: A $600,000 bond issue for the acquisition of two city street sweepers.Proposition 5: A $300,000 bond issue for installing a new city telephone system.GRADY COUNTYCounty Commissioner, District 1 — RepublicanBilly ClapperMichael WalkerWindle HardyCounty Commissioner, District 3 — DemocratRalph BeardJeffrey CramerLee DormanDistrict Judge — District 6, Office 1Doug CarelKory KirklandRyland L. Rivas IIKINGFISHER COUNTYCounty Commissioner, District 3 — RepublicanJohn WilczekHeath DobrovolnyShane YostAssociate District Judge — Kingfisher CountyMolly NeumanLance E. SchneiterFrank AustinLINCOLN COUNTYCounty Assessor — RepublicanWill FineJackie HolcombCounty Treasurer — RepublicanBrenda JacksonVirgil WilsonCounty Commissioner, District 1 — DemocratRalph PryorRoger E. CarneyCarl MunsonCounty Commissioner, District 3 — RepublicanLee DoolenMark StreberLOGAN COUNTYCounty Assessor — RepublicanJudy DamronTisha HamptonCounty Commissioner, District 1 — RepublicanDan SimmonsMarven Lee GoodmanMark SharptonCounty Commissioner, District 3 — RepublicanMonty PiearcyJohn R. MyersMcCLAIN COUNTYCounty Commissioner, District 1 — DemocratChris SheehyLarry DavisCounty Commissioner, District 1 — RepublicanGlen MurrayChuck SprayCounty Commissioner, District 3 — RepublicanJim McClainTerry DanielOKLAHOMA COUNTYCounty Assessor — RepublicanLarry SteinGary BanzCounty Treasurer — RepublicanDaren WardForrest Butch FreemanCounty Commissioner, District 1 — DemocratCarrie BlumertBen M. JanlooJohn A. Pettis, Jr.Al McAffreyCounty Commissioner, District 1 — DemocratChad AlbeeBrad ReevesCounty Commissioner, District 3 — RepublicanKevin CalveyRick BuchananDistrict Judge — District 7, Office 3Howard R. HaralsonAmy PalumboMark K. BaileyDistrict Judge — District 7, Office 5Natalie MaiHank YoungErik MotsingerChris SloanPOTTAWATOMIE COUNTYCity of ShawneeCouncilmember — Ward 1 CommissionerEd BoltSteve PalmerProposition 1: An amendment to the city charter that would allow the mayor and commissioners to take office on the first Monday of the month after their election.Proposition 2: An amendment to the city charter that would allow the vice mayor to be appointed annually on the first Monday of the month follow the election of the mayor and commissioners, a runoff election or the first commission meeting in July in non-election years.Proposition 3: An amendment to the city charter to change the method of ordering the holding of election in accordance with state law.Proposition 4: A measure which would allow a half-cent sales tax increase after Oct.

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