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Walking and talking with Sumner Redstone

Sumner Redstone, who died Tuesday at 97, speaks at the Law Alumni Auditorium at Boston University in September 2007.Byun, Yoon S. Globe Staff/The Boston Globe

Re “With trademark tenacity, he built media empire” (Page A1, Aug. 13): When Sumner Redstone, who died Tuesday at 97, went off to conquer the media world in the 1990s, I was selected to succeed him teaching entertainment law at the Boston University School of Law. Before each academic year, we always scheduled a long, leisurely walk from the Carlyle Hotel on New York’s Upper East Side to his Viacom office in Times Square, discussing interesting topics and cases along the way. It was a lot like being with Moses and hearing about the Ten Commandments firsthand.

Stuart N. Brotman


Knoxville, Tenn.

The writer is a professor of media management and law and a professor of journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.