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➢ With Election Day six months away, 52% of Americans are paying fairly close or very close attention to news about the presidential candidates.

➢ Meanwhile, the overwhelming majority of Americans (87%) are following news about the COVID-19 outbreak fairly closely or very closely.

➢ More Americans say it is not at all important (24%) than say it is very important (18%) to hear messages related to the election and other important issues from the Trump and Biden campaigns themselves.

(Source: Pew Research Center)

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“The original thesis of live events representing perhaps the best place to be on content for television or for digital distribution, I think, remains intact. Unfortunately, we’ve had this pandemic. I personally believe that there will be a therapy and/or a vaccine, sooner rather than later, that will get us back closer to normal… I believe that there will be a health solution here, not a structural solution, that will return these events. Human beings are gregarious by nature.”

— Liberty Media chmn John Malone at the company’s annual shareholder meeting

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