How will the real Succession battle end?
The “real-life drama” surrounding who will take over Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is even more ruthless than Succession, says Today in Focus. Three of Murdoch’s children from his second marriage – Elisabeth, Lachlan and James – have been preparing for the fight their entire life. Growing up in New York, they’d sit around the breakfast table with their father and he would nod along as they dissected the big US newspapers he owned – the New York Post and The Wall Street Journal – pointing out grammatical mistakes and substandard headlines. Family friends said Elisabeth was always the smartest, but that she was “never really in contention” for the top job. Too many of the top brass were, as she put it, “less than keen on women”.