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Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman as well as founder of Twenty-First Century Fox
Rupert Murdoch telephoned AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson twice within the last six months as well as talked about cable network CNN, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday.
According to one of the sources, the 86-year-old executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox offered to buy CNN in both conversations.
Another source said Murdoch had “zero interest” in owning CNN.
Representatives of Twenty-First Century Fox, AT&T as well as Time Warner, CNN’s parent, declined comment.