Employment Agreement - Viacom Inc. and William A. Roskin


                                              As of May 1, 2000

William A. Roskin

Dear Mr. Roskin:

Viacom Inc. ("Viacom"), 1515 Broadway, New York, New York 10036, agrees 
to employ you and you agree to accept such employment upon the following 
terms and conditions:

1. Term. The term of your employment under this Agreement shall 
commence
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on May 1, 2000 and, unless terminated by Viacom or you pursuant to 
paragraph 8(a), (b) or (c), shall continue through and until August 1, 
2003. The period from May 1, 2000 through August 1, 2003 is referred 
to as the "Term" notwithstanding any earlier termination of your 
employment for any reason.

2. Duties. You agree to devote your entire business time, attention 
and
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energies to the business of Viacom and its subsidiaries during your 
employment with Viacom. You will be Senior Vice President, Human 
Resources and Administration of Viacom, reporting directly and solely 
to the President and Chief Operating Officer (the "COO") or the Chief 
Executive Officer (the "CEO") of Viacom, and you agree to perform all 
duties reasonable and consistent with that office as the COO or the 
CEO may assign to you from time to time. You will have such authority 
as is necessary for the performance of your obligations hereunder. Your 
principal place of business shall be Viacom's headquarters in
the New York City metropolitan area.

      3. Compensation.
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(a) Salary. For all the services rendered by you in any capacity
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under this Agreement, Viacom agrees to pay you Eight Hundred Thousand 
Dollars ($800,000) a year in base salary ("Salary"), less applicable 
deductions and withholding taxes, in accordance with Viacom's payroll 
practices as they may exist from time to time. Your Salary will be 
increased on May 1, 2001 to Eight Hundred Seventy Five Thousand 
Dollars ($875,000) a year and on May 1, 2002 to Nine Hundred Fifty 
Thousand Dollars ($950,000) a year.

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
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            (b) Bonus Compensation. You also shall be entitled to receive annual
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bonus compensation ("Bonus") during your employment with Viacom under this
Agreement, determined and payable as follows:

            (i)   Your Bonus for each calendar year during your employment with
                  Viacom under this Agreement will be determined in accordance
                  with the Viacom Senior Executive Short-Term Incentive Plan, as
                  the same may be amended from time to time (the "STIP").

            (ii)  Your target bonus ("Target Bonus") for each of those calendar
                  years shall be 60% of your Salary as in effect on November 1st
                  of such year. Your Bonus may be prorated for any portion of
                  the calendar year that you were employed by Viacom.

            (iii) Your Bonus for any calendar year shall be payable, less
                  applicable deductions and withholding taxes, by February 28th
                  of the following year.

            (c) Long-Term Incentive Plans.
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            (i)   Special Grant: You have been awarded a special grant (the
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                  "Special Grant") under Viacom's 1997 Long-Term Management
                  Incentive Plan (the "l997 LTMIP") of stock options to purchase
                  One Hundred Thousand (100,000) shares of Viacom's Class B
                  Common Stock, effective as of May 25, 2000 (the "Date of
                  Special Grant"), with an exercise price of $54.0625 for each
                  share (the closing price of the Class B Common Stock on the
                  NYSE on the date of grant). The Special Grant shall vest in
                  three equal installments on the first, second and third
                  anniversaries of the Date of Special Grant.

            (ii)  Additional Grants: In addition to the Special Grant, during
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                  your employment under this Agreement, you shall be eligible to
                  participate in one or more of Viacom's long-term incentive
                  plans at a level appropriate to your position as determined by
                  the Viacom Board of Directors or a committee of the Board.

      4. Benefits. You shall participate in such vacation, medical, dental, life
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insurance, long-term disability insurance, 401(k), pension and other plans as
Viacom may have or establish from time to time and in which you would be
entitled to participate under the terms of the plan. This provision, however,
shall not be construed to either require Viacom to establish any welfare,
compensation or long-term incentive plans, or to prevent the modification or
termination of any plan once established, and no action or inaction with respect
to any plan shall affect this Agreement.

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
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      5. Business Expenses; Car Allowance and Insurance. During your employment
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under this Agreement, Viacom shall reimburse you for such reasonable travel and
other expenses incurred in the performance of your duties as are customarily
reimbursed to Viacom executives at comparable levels. You shall receive a car
allowance and car insurance for one vehicle in accordance with Viacom's
policies, as the same may be amended from time to time.

      6. Non-Competition, Confidential Information, Etc.
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            (a) Non-Competition. You agree that your employment with Viacom is
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on an exclusive basis and that, while you are employed by Viacom, you will not
engage in any other business activity which is in conflict with your duties and
obligations (including your commitment of time) under this Agreement. You agree
that, during the Non-Compete Period (as defined below), you shall not directly
or indirectly engage in or participate as an owner, partner, stockholder,
officer, employee, director, agent of or consultant for any business competitive
with any business of Viacom, without the written consent of Viacom; provided,
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however, that this provision shall not prevent you from investing as less than a
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one (1%) percent stockholder in the securities of any company listed on a
national securities exchange or quoted on an automated quotation system. The
Non-Compete Period shall cover the entire Term; provided, however, that, if your
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employment terminates before the end of the Term, the Non-Compete Period shall
terminate, if earlier, (i) one year after you terminate your employment for Good
Reason or Viacom terminates your employment without Cause, or on such earlier
date as you may make the election under paragraph 6(j) (which relates to your
ability to terminate your obligations under this paragraph 6(a) in exchange for
waiving your right to certain compensation and benefits); or (ii) eighteen (18)
months after Viacom terminates your employment for Cause. (Defined terms used
without definitions in the preceding sentence have the meanings provided in
paragraphs 8(a) and (b).)

            (b) Confidential Information. You agree that, during the Term or at
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any time thereafter, (i) you shall not use for any purpose other than the duly
authorized business of Viacom, or disclose to any third party, any information
relating to Viacom or any of its affiliated companies which is proprietary to
Viacom or any of its affiliated companies ("Confidential Information"),
including any trade secret or any written (including in any electronic form) or
oral communication incorporating Confidential Information in any way (except as
may be required by law or in the performance of your duties under this Agreement
consistent with Viacom's policies); and (ii) you will comply with any and all
confidentiality obligations of Viacom to a third party, whether arising under a
written agreement or otherwise. Information shall not be deemed Confidential
Information which (x) is or becomes generally available to the public other than
as a result of a disclosure by you or at your direction or by any other person
who directly or indirectly receives such information from you, or (y) is or
becomes available to you on a non-confidential basis from a source which is
entitled to disclose it to you.

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
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            (c) No Employee Solicitation. You agree that, during the Term and
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for one (1) year thereafter, you shall not, directly or indirectly, engage,
employ or solicit the employment or consulting services of any person who is
then or has been within six (6) months prior to the time of such action, an
employee of Viacom or any of its affiliated companies, or agree to do so.

            (d) Viacom Ownership. The results and proceeds of your services
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under this Agreement, including, without limitation, any works of authorship
resulting from your services during your employment with Viacom and/or any of
its affiliated companies and any works in progress resulting from such services,
shall be works-made-for-hire and Viacom shall be deemed the sole owner
throughout the universe of any and all rights of every nature in such works,
whether such rights are now known or hereafter defined or discovered, with the
right to use the works in perpetuity in any manner Viacom determines in its sole
discretion without any further payment to you. If, for any reason, any of such
results and proceeds are not legally deemed a work-made-for-hire and/or there
are any rights in such results and proceeds which do not accrue to Viacom under
the preceding sentence, then you hereby irrevocably assign and agree to assign
any and all of your right, title and interest thereto, including, without
limitation, any and all copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trademarks and/or
other rights of every nature in the work, whether now known or hereafter defined
or discovered, and Viacom shall have the right to use the work in perpetuity
throughout the universe in any manner Viacom determines in its sole discretion
without any further payment to you. You shall, as may be requested by Viacom
from time to time, do any and all things which Viacom may deem useful or
desirable to establish or document Viacom's rights in any such results and
proceeds, including, without limitation, the execution of appropriate copyright,
trademark and/or patent applications, assignments or similar documents and, if
you are unavailable or unwilling to execute such documents, you hereby
irrevocably designate the CEO or his designee as your attorney-in-fact with the
power to execute such documents on your behalf. To the extent you have any
rights in the results and proceeds of your services under this Agreement that
cannot be assigned as described above, you unconditionally and irrevocably waive
the enforcement of such rights. This paragraph 6(d) is subject to, and does not
limit, restrict, or constitute a waiver by Viacom or any of its affiliated
companies of any ownership rights to which Viacom or any of its affiliated
companies may be entitled by operation of law by virtue of being your employer.

            (e) Litigation. You agree that, during the Term, for one (1) year
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thereafter and, if longer, during the pendancy of any litigation or other
proceeding, (i) you shall not communicate with anyone (other than your own
attorneys and tax advisors), except to the extent necessary in the performance
of your duties under this Agreement, with respect to the facts or subject matter
of any pending or potential litigation, or regulatory or administrative
proceeding involving Viacom or any of Viacom's affiliated companies, other than
any litigation or other proceeding in which you are a party-in-opposition,
without giving prior notice to Viacom or Viacom's counsel; and (ii) in the event
that any other party attempts to obtain information or documents from you with
respect to matters possibly related to such litigation or other proceeding, you
shall promptly notify Viacom's counsel before providing such information or
documents.

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
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            (f) No Right to Give Interviews or Write Books, Articles, Etc.
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During the Term, except as authorized by Viacom, you shall not (i) give any
interviews or speeches, or (ii) prepare or assist any person or entity in the
preparation of any books, articles, television or motion picture productions or
other creations, in either case, concerning Viacom or any of its affiliated
companies or any of their respective officers, directors, agents, employees,
suppliers or customers.

            (g) Return of Property. All documents, data, recordings, or other
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property, whether tangible or intangible, including all information stored in
electronic form, obtained or prepared by or for you and utilized by you in the
course of your employment with Viacom or any of its affiliated companies shall
remain the exclusive property of Viacom. In the event of the termination of your
employment for any reason, Viacom reserves the right, to the extent permitted by
law and in addition to any other remedy Viacom may have, to deduct from any
monies otherwise payable to you the following: (i) all amounts you may owe to
Viacom or any of its affiliated companies at the time of or subsequent to the
termination of your employment with Viacom; and (ii) the value of the Viacom
property which you retain in your possession after the termination of your
employment with Viacom. In the event that the law of any state or other
jurisdiction requires the consent of an employee for such deductions, this
Agreement shall serve as such consent.

            (h) Non-Disparagement. You agree that, during the Term and for one
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(1) year thereafter, you shall not, in any communications with the press or
other media or any customer, client or supplier of Viacom or any of its
affiliated companies, criticize, ridicule or make any statement which disparages
or is derogatory of Viacom or any of its affiliated companies or any of their
respective directors or senior officers.

            (i) Injunctive Relief. Viacom has entered into this Agreement in
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order to obtain the benefit of your unique skills, talent, and experience. You
acknowledge and agree that any violation of paragraphs 6(a) through (h) of this
Agreement will result in irreparable damage to Viacom, and, accordingly, Viacom
may obtain injunctive and other equitable relief for any breach or threatened
breach of such paragraphs, in addition to any other remedies available to
Viacom.

            (j) Survival; Modification of Terms. Your obligations under
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paragraphs 6(a) through (i) shall remain in full force and effect for the entire
period provided therein notwithstanding the termination of your employment under
this Agreement for any reason or the expiration of the Term; provided, however,
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that your obligations under paragraph 6(a) (but not under any other provision of
this Agreement) shall cease if you terminate your employment for Good Reason or
Viacom terminates your employment without Cause and you notify Viacom in writing
that you have elected to waive your right to receive, or to continue to receive,
termination payments and benefits under paragraphs 8(d)(i) through (vi) and/or
8(e). You and Viacom

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
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agree that the restrictions and remedies contained in paragraphs 6(a) through
(i) are reasonable and that it is your intention and the intention of Viacom
that such restrictions and remedies shall be enforceable to the fullest extent
permissible by law. If a court of competent jurisdiction shall find that any
such restriction or remedy is unenforceable but would be enforceable if some
part were deleted or the period or area of application reduced, then such
restriction or remedy shall apply with the modification necessary to make it
enforceable.

      7. Disability. In the event that you become "disabled" within the meaning
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of such term under Viacom's Short-Term Disability ("STD") program and its
Long-Term Disability ("LTD") program during the Term (such condition is referred
to as a "Disability"), you will receive compensation under the STD program in
accordance with its terms. Thereafter, you will be eligible to receive benefits
under the LTD program in accordance with its terms. If you have not returned to
work by December 31st of a calendar year during the Term, you will receive bonus
compensation for the calendar year(s) during the Term in which you receive
compensation under the STD program, determined as follows:

            (i)   for the portion of the calendar year from January 1st until
                  the date on which you first receive compensation under the STD
                  program, bonus compensation shall be determined in accordance
                  with the STIP (i.e., based upon Viacom's achievement of its
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                  goals and Viacom's good faith estimate of your achievement of
                  your personal goals) and prorated for such period; and

            (ii)  for any subsequent portion of that calendar year and any
                  portion of the following calendar year in which you receive
                  compensation under the STD program, bonus compensation shall
                  be in an amount equal to your Target Bonus and prorated for
                  such period(s).

Bonus compensation under this paragraph 7 shall be paid, less applicable
deductions and withholding taxes, by February 28th of the year(s) following the
year as to which such bonus compensation is payable. You will not receive bonus
compensation for any portion of the calendar year(s) during the Term while you
receive benefits under the LTD program. For the periods that you receive
compensation and benefits under the STD and LTD programs, such compensation and
benefits and the bonus compensation provided under this paragraph 7 are in lieu
of Salary and Bonus under paragraphs 3(a) and (b). The stock options granted to
you under the LTMIP (as defined in paragraph 8(d)(vii)) which are exercisable on
or prior to the date on which benefits commence under the LTD program, together
with all LTMIP stock options that would have vested and become exercisable on or
before the last day of the Term (which options shall become immediately vested
and exercisable), shall be exercisable until the first anniversary of the date
on which such benefits commence or, if earlier, the expiration date of the stock
options.

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
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      8. Termination.
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            (a) Termination for Cause. Viacom may, at its option, terminate your
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employment under this Agreement forthwith for Cause and thereafter shall have no
further obligations under this Agreement, including, without limitation, any
obligation to pay Salary or Bonus or provide benefits. Cause shall mean: (i)
embezzlement, fraud or other conduct which would constitute a felony; (ii)
willful unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information; (iii) your failure
to obey a material lawful directive that is appropriate to your position from an
executive(s) in your reporting line; (iv) your material breach of this
Agreement; or (v) your failure (except in the event of your Disability) or
refusal to substantially perform your material obligations under this Agreement.
Viacom will give you written notice prior to terminating your employment
pursuant to (iii), (iv), or (v) of this paragraph 8(a), setting forth the nature
of any alleged failure, breach or refusal in reasonable detail and the conduct
required to cure. Except for a failure, breach or refusal which, by its nature,
cannot reasonably be expected to be cured, you shall have ten (10) business days
from the giving of such notice within which to cure any failure, breach or
refusal under (iii), (iv), or (v) of this paragraph 8(a); provided, however,
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that, if Viacom reasonably expects irreparable injury from a delay of ten (10)
business days, Viacom may give you notice of such shorter period within which to
cure as is reasonable under the circumstances.

            (b) Good Reason Termination. You may terminate your employment under
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this Agreement for Good Reason at any time during the Term by written notice to
Viacom no more than thirty (30) days after the occurrence of the event
constituting Good Reason. Such notice shall state an effective date no earlier
than thirty (30) business days after the date it is given. Viacom shall have ten
(10) business days from the giving of such notice within which to cure and, in
the event of such cure, your notice shall be of no further force or effect. Good
Reason shall mean without your consent (other than in connection with the
termination or suspension of your employment or duties for Cause or in
connection with your Disability): (i) the assignment to you of duties or
responsibilities substantially inconsistent with your position(s) or duties;
(ii) the withdrawal of material portions of your duties described in paragraph 2
or a change in your reporting relationships such that you do not report directly
and solely to the COO or CEO; (iii) the material breach by Viacom of its
material obligations under this Agreement; or (iv) the relocation of your
position outside the New York City metropolitan area.

            (c) Termination Without Cause. Viacom may terminate your employment
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under this Agreement without Cause at any time during the Term by written notice
to you.

            (d) Termination Payments/Benefits. In the event that your employment
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terminates under paragraph 8(b) or (c), you shall thereafter receive, less
applicable withholding taxes:

            (i)   your Salary, as in effect on the date on which your employment
                  terminates, until the end of the Term, paid in accordance with
                  Viacom's then effective payroll practices;

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
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            (ii)  bonus compensation for the calendar year in which such
                  termination occurs, payable by February 28th of the following
                  year, determined as follows:

                  (x)   for the portion of the calendar year from January 1st
                        until the date of the termination, bonus compensation
                        shall be determined in accordance with the STIP (i.e.,
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                        based on Viacom's achievement of its goals and Viacom's
                        good faith estimate of your achievement of your personal
                        goals) and prorated for such period; and

                  (y)   for the remaining portion of such calendar year during
                        the Term, bonus compensation shall be in an amount equal
                        to your Target Bonus and prorated for such period;

            (iii) bonus compensation for each subsequent calendar year or
                  portion thereof during the Term, in an amount equal to your
                  Target Bonus, prorated for any partial calendar year and
                  payable by February 28th of the following year;

            (iv)  your car allowance until the end of the Term, paid in
                  accordance with Viacom's then effective payroll practices;

            (v)   medical and dental insurance coverage provided under COBRA at
                  no cost to you (except as hereafter described) pursuant to
                  Viacom's then-current benefit plans until the end of the Term
                  or, if earlier, the date on which you become eligible for
                  medical and dental coverage from a third party; provided,
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                  that, during the period that Viacom provides you with this
                  coverage, an amount equal to the applicable COBRA premiums (or
                  such other amounts as may be required by law) will be included
                  in your income for tax purposes to the extent required by law
                  and Viacom may withhold taxes from your compensation for this
                  purpose; and provided, further, that you may elect to continue
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                  your medical and dental insurance coverage under COBRA at your
                  own expense for the balance, if any, of the period required by
                  law;

            (vi)  life insurance coverage until the end of the Term pursuant to
                  Viacom's then-current policy in the amount then furnished to
                  Viacom employees at no cost (the amount of such coverage will
                  be reduced by the amount of life insurance coverage furnished
                  to you at no cost by a third party employer); and

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
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            (vii) the following with respect to any stock options granted to you
                  under the 1997 LTMIP and any predecessor or successor plans
                  ("LTMIP"):

                  (x)   all LTMIP stock options that have not vested and become
                        exercisable on the date of such termination but that
                        would have vested on or before the end of the Term shall
                        vest on the date of termination; such LTMIP stock
                        options shall remain exercisable for six (6) months
                        after such date or, if earlier, until their expiration
                        date; and

                  (y)   all outstanding LTMIP stock options that have previously
                        vested and become exercisable by the date of such
                        termination shall remain exercisable for six (6) months
                        after such date or, if earlier, until their expiration
                        date.

You shall be required to mitigate the amount of any payment provided for in (i),
(ii), (iii) and (iv) of this paragraph 8(d) by seeking other employment, and the
amount of such payments shall be reduced by any compensation earned by you from
any source, including, without limitation, salary, sign-on or annual bonus
compensation, consulting fees, commission payments, car allowance and, in the
event you receive long-term compensation with a present value, as reasonably
determined by Viacom, greater than you would likely have received from Viacom
during a comparable period (based on historical grants of long-term compensation
during your service with Viacom and Viacom's practices with respect to your
position, and prorating the value of such long-term compensation over the term
of service required to vest therein), in each case as reasonably determined by
Viacom, the amount of such excess; provided, that mitigation shall not be
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required, and no reduction for other compensation shall be made, for twelve (12)
months after the termination of your employment or, if less, the balance of the
Term.

      (e) Non-Renewal Notice/Payments. If Viacom elects not to extend or renew
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this Agreement at the end of the Term, you shall receive the following:

            (i)   If (x) Viacom notifies you less than twelve (12) months before
                  the end of the Term that it has elected not to extend or renew
                  this Agreement (such notice is referred to as a "Non-Renewal
                  Notice"), or (y) your employment terminates under paragraph
                  8(b) or (c) during the final twelve (12) months of the Term,
                  you shall continue to receive, after your employment
                  terminates, your then-current Salary for the balance of the
                  twelve (12) months from the date on which the Non-Renewal
                  Notice is given or your employment terminates, whichever is
                  earlier.

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
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            (ii)  If Viacom does not give you a Non-Renewal Notice by the end of
                  the Term and you remain employed through that date but have
                  not entered into a new contractual relationship with Viacom or
                  any of its affiliated companies, and Viacom thereafter
                  terminates your employment without Cause, you shall continue
                  to receive your then-current Salary for the balance, if any,
                  of the twelve (12) months after the expiration of the Term.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you shall not receive Salary under this paragraph
8(e) with respect to any period for which you receive Salary under paragraph
8(d)(i). Payments under this paragraph 8(e) shall be made, less applicable
withholding taxes, in accordance with Viacom's then effective payroll practices.
You shall be required to mitigate the amount of any payment under this paragraph
8(e) by seeking other employment, and the amount of any such payment shall be
reduced by any compensation earned by you from any source, including, without
limitation, salary, sign-on or annual bonus compensation, consulting fees,
commission payments, car allowance and, in the event you receive long-term
compensation with a present value, as reasonably determined by Viacom, greater
than you would likely have received from Viacom during a comparable period
(based on historical grants of long-term compensation during your service with
Viacom and Viacom's practices with respect to your position, and prorating the
value of such long-term compensation over the term of service required to vest
therein), in each case as reasonably determined by Viacom, the amount of such
excess.

            (f) Termination of Benefits. Notwithstanding anything in this
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Agreement to the contrary (except as otherwise provided in paragraph 8(d) with
respect to medical and dental benefits and life insurance), participation in all
Viacom benefit plans and programs (including, without limitation, vacation
accrual, the Viacom Investment Plan, the Viacom Pension Plan and the related
excess plans, LTD, car insurance and accidental death and dismemberment and
business travel and accident insurance) will terminate upon the termination of
your employment except to the extent otherwise expressly provided in such plans
or programs and subject to any vested rights you may have under the terms of
such plans or programs. The foregoing shall not apply to the LTMIP and, after
the termination of your employment, your rights under the LTMIP shall be
governed by the terms of the LTMIP option agreements and the applicable LTMIP
plans together with paragraph 8(d)(vii).

            (g) Resignation from Official Positions. If your employment with
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Viacom terminates for any reason, you shall be deemed to have resigned at that
time from any and all officer or director positions that you may have held with
Viacom or any of its affiliated companies and all board seats or other positions
in other entities you held on behalf of Viacom. If, for any reason, this
paragraph 8(g) is deemed insufficient to effectuate such resignation, you agree
to execute, upon the request of Viacom, any documents or instruments which
Viacom may deem necessary or desirable to effectuate such resignation or
resignations, and you hereby authorize the Secretary and any Assistant Secretary
of Viacom to execute any such documents or instruments as your attorney-in-fact.

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
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            (h) Election of Rights Under Executive Severance Plan. In the event
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that your employment is terminated on or before May 4, 2001 by Viacom without
Cause or by you for Good Reason within the meaning of such terms under this
Agreement and the Viacom Executive Severance Plan for Senior Vice Presidents
(the "Severance Plan"), then you may elect to receive the severance compensation
and benefits provided either (i) in this Agreement, or (ii) in the Severance
Plan. By entering into this Agreement, you waive your right to terminate your
employment for Good Reason under the Severance Plan based on events that
occurred before you entered into this Agreement. If your employment terminates
without Cause or for Good Reason, you will remain subject to all of the terms
and conditions, including, without limitation, restrictive covenants and the
requirement of a general release (i) provided in this Agreement if you elect the
severance compensation and benefits provided in this Agreement, or (ii) provided
in the Severance Plan if you elect the severance compensation and benefits
provided in the Severance Plan.

      9. Death. In the event of your death prior to the end of the Term while
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actively employed, your beneficiary or estate shall receive (i) your Salary up
to the date on which the death occurs; (ii) any Bonus earned in the prior year
but not yet paid; and (iii) bonus compensation for the calendar year in which
the death occurs, determined in accordance with the STIP (i.e., based upon
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Viacom's achievement of its goals and Viacom's good faith estimate of your
achievement of your personal goals) and pro-rated for the portion of the year
through the date of death, payable, less applicable deductions and withholding
taxes, by February 28th of the following year. In the event of your death after
the termination of your employment while you are entitled to receive
compensation under paragraph 8(d) or (e), your beneficiary or estate shall
receive (x) any Salary payable under paragraph 8(d)(i) or 8(e) up to the date on
which the death occurs; (y) any bonus compensation earned under paragraph
8(d)(ii) or (iii) with respect to the prior year but not yet paid; and (z) any
bonus compensation for the calendar year in which the death occurs, determined
in accordance with paragraph 8(d)(ii) or (iii) and pro-rated for the portion of
the year through the date of death, payable, less applicable deductions and
withholding taxes, by February 28th of the following year. Your beneficiary or
estate or permitted transferee shall also be entitled to exercise LTMIP stock
options which are exercisable on or prior to your death, together with all LTMIP
stock options that would have vested and become exercisable on or prior to the
last day of the Term but for your death (which options shall immediately become
vested and exercisable), until the first anniversary of the date of death or, if
earlier, the expiration date of the stock options.

      10. No Acceptance of Payments. You represent that you have not accepted or
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given nor will you accept or give, directly or indirectly, any money, services
or other valuable consideration from or to anyone other than Viacom for the
inclusion of any matter as part of any film, television program or other
production produced, distributed and/or developed by Viacom and/or any of its
affiliated companies.

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
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      11. Equal Opportunity Employer; Employee Statement of Business Conduct.
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You recognize that Viacom is an equal opportunity employer. You agree that you
will comply with Viacom policies regarding employment practices and with
applicable federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis
of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital
status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. In addition, you agree
that you will comply with the Viacom Employee Statement of Business Conduct.

      12. Indemnification. Viacom hereby agrees that it shall indemnify and hold
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you harmless to the maximum extent permitted by law. Neither the determination
of Viacom, its Board of Directors, independent legal counsel or stockholders
that you are not entitled to indemnification or the failure of any or all of
them to make any determination regarding such entitlement shall create any
presumption or inference that you have not met the applicable standard of
conduct. If you have any knowledge of any actual or threatened action, suit or
proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, as to
which you may request indemnity under this provision (a "Proceeding"), you will
give Viacom prompt written notice thereof, provided that the failure to give
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such notice shall not affect your right to indemnification. Viacom shall be
entitled to assume the defense of any Proceeding and you will use reasonable
efforts to cooperate with such defense. To the extent that you in good faith
determine that there is an actual or potential conflict of interest between
Viacom and you in connection with the defense of a Proceeding, you shall so
notify Viacom and shall be entitled to separate representation by counsel
selected by you (provided that Viacom may reasonably object to the selection of
counsel within five (5) business days after notification thereof) which counsel
shall cooperate, and coordinate the defense, with Viacom's counsel and minimize
the expense of such separate representation to the extent consistent with your
separate defense. Viacom shall not be liable for any settlement of any
Proceeding effected without its prior written consent. You shall be entitled to
advancement of expenses incurred by you in defending any Proceeding upon receipt
of an undertaking by you or on your behalf to repay such amount if it shall
ultimately be determined that you are not entitled to be indemnified by Viacom.

      13. Notices. All notices under this Agreement must be given in writing, by
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personal delivery or by mail, at the parties' respective addresses shown on this
Agreement (or any other address designated in writing by either party), with a
copy, in the case of Viacom, to the attention of the General Counsel of Viacom.
Any notice given by mail shall be deemed to have been given three days following
such mailing.

      14. Assignment. This is an Agreement for the performance of personal
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services by you and may not be assigned by you or Viacom except that Viacom may
assign this Agreement to any affiliated company of or any successor in interest
to Viacom.

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
Page 13


      15. NEW YORK LAW, ETC. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS AGREEMENT HAS BEEN
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EXECUTED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN NEW YORK, AND YOUR EMPLOYMENT DUTIES ARE
PRIMARILY PERFORMED IN NEW YORK. ACCORDINGLY, YOU AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT AND
ALL MATTERS OR ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR VIACOM EMPLOYMENT SHALL
BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS ENTERED
INTO AND PERFORMED ENTIRELY THEREIN. ANY ACTION TO ENFORCE THIS AGREEMENT SHALL
BE BROUGHT SOLELY IN THE STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF NEW
YORK, BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN.

      16. No Implied Contract. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be
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construed to impose any obligation on Viacom or you to renew this Agreement or
any portion thereof. The parties intend to be bound only upon execution of a
written agreement and no negotiation, exchange of draft or partial performance
shall be deemed to imply an agreement. Neither the continuation of employment
nor any other conduct shall be deemed to imply a continuing agreement upon the
expiration of the Term.

      17. Entire Understanding. This Agreement contains the entire understanding
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of the parties hereto relating to the subject matter contained in this
Agreement, and can be changed only by a writing signed by both parties.

      18. Void Provisions. If any provision of this Agreement, as applied to
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either party or to any circumstances, shall be found by a court of competent
jurisdiction to be unenforceable but would be enforceable if some part were
deleted or the period or area of application were reduced, then such provision
shall apply with the modification necessary to make it enforceable, and shall in
no way affect any other provision of this Agreement or the validity or
enforceability of this Agreement.

 
William A. Roskin
As of May 1, 2000
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      19. Supersedes Prior Agreements. With respect to the period covered by the
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Term, this Agreement supersedes and cancels all prior agreements relating to
your employment by Viacom or any of its affiliated companies.

      If the foregoing correctly sets forth our understanding, please sign, date
and return all three (3) copies of this Agreement to the undersigned for
execution on behalf of Viacom; after this Agreement has been executed by Viacom
and a fully-executed copy returned to you, it shall constitute a binding
agreement between us.

                                       Very truly yours,

                                       VIACOM INC.


                                       By: /s/ Mel Karmazin
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                                           Name:  Mel Karmazin
                                           Title: President and Chief Operating
                                                  Officer

ACCEPTED AND AGREED:


      /s/ William A. Roskin       
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      William A. Roskin

Dated: September 14, 2000
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