The New York Times calls last Sunday's profile of Haim Saban the L.A. media mogul's "most extensive interview in years." In the piece, Andrew Ross Sorkin describes Saban as "one of the nation's richest and most improbable media magnates" and "perhaps the most politically connected mogul in Hollywood." Saban recently hosted John Kerry at home in Beverly Hills and remains one of the biggest Democratic donors in town. He's thinking of buying the Jerusalem Post, and says of himself:
"I'm a one-issue guy and my issue is Israel."
He also owns the biggest television broadcaster in Germany, after beating out Rupert Murdoch — his onetime partner in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise — for ProSiebenSat.1 Media. And he's interested in buying Britain's ITV.
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