The chairman of Sony’s board was feted at yesterday’s 10th anniversary edition in New York City alongside Norman Lear, Ted Turner, Robert MacNeil, Jim Lehrer, Eric Farber, George Beasley and – posthumously – Don Cornelius and Andy Rooney. Our FishbowlNY colleague Jerry Barmash was able to grab a few minutes with Stringer, who recalled a great fringe benefit of helping orchestrate the successful CBS pursuit of David Letterman:
Earlier this year, PBS’ American Masters shared a biography of Carson narrated by actor Kevin Spacey. Although director Peter Jones tried hardily for 15 years, he – unlike Stringer – was never able to convince the master of late night to do lunch.
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