Welcome back to The Daily Courant, your afternoon dispatch of Puck’s best new reporting.
Today, we lead with Bill Cohan’s incisive analysis of Bob Iger’s sobering three months in Burbank, as Wall Street hammers the Disney stock. Plus, notes on Washington’s debt ceiling roulette and Softbank’s post-WeWork comeback tour.
Then, below the fold: Baratunde Thurston imagines the playbook for Hollywood’s inevitable A.I. integration. Dylan Byers lowers a boom mic into CNN H.Q. after Trump’s tempestuous town hall. Puck contributor Jonathan Handel wonders whether a Director’s Guild deal could foreshadow an end to the writers’ strike. And on The Powers That Be, Jon Kelly and Dylan Byers ponder a pressing media question: is Tucker Carlson a Rogan or a Megyn?