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Charlie Rose Interviews Bashar al-Assad (TVNewser)
CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose got an interview Sunday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This is Assad’s first TV interview since President Obama asked Congress to approve the use of force against the Syrian regime for use of chemical weapons. Rose, now in Beirut, called in to Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media In the interview, Assad denied that he had anything to do with the chemical weapons attack that took place on Aug. 21, 2013. Rose also said the Syrian president would not confirm or deny that the regime has chemical weapons. NYT The interview, which was arranged in the last few days amid a Congressional debate about whether to authorize a limited military strike against Syria, will be broadcast on Monday by CBS and PBS. In a sign of the significance of the interview, he was accompanied by Jeffrey Fager, the chairman of CBS News and the top producer of 60 Minutes. HuffPost It is the first interview that al-Assad has given to an American news network in two years. Barbara Walters sat down with him in Syria in 2011. The Guardian It is Rose’s second major scoop of the summer. In June, he interviewed Obama as the president defended the record of the National Security Agency, following revelations in The Guardian regarding the mass surveillance of US and foreign citizens.
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We love the faux-gravity-defying photo by Mikael Jansson of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer that crowns the Web version of Jacob Weisberg‘s profile piece for the September issue of Vogue. It captures the idea of the exec calmly piloting from the middle of a previous storm.
Weisberg visited Mayer at her offices in Sunnyvale, CA and also attended a movers-and-shakers party staged at her Palo Alto home. This new-mom CEO feels that one of the most positive signs is that employees are no longer leaking her emails to the press. She also has no problem admitting to a geeky love of certain digits:
“I really like even numbers, and I like heavily divisible numbers. Twelve is my lucky number—I just love how divisible it is. I don’t like odd numbers, and I really don’t like primes. When I turned 37, I put on a strong face, but I was not looking forward to 37. But 37 turned out to be a pretty amazing year. Especially considering that 36 is divisible by twelve!”
It has been about two months since Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce from Wendi Murdoch, his wife of 14 years. And, if The New York Times is right, things are about to get rough. Wendi has ditched Pamela Sloan as her legal advisor and hired William Zabel.
The Murdochs signed a prenup and two postnups, but Zabel, who has had experience with “nasty marital spats,” is expected to debate custody rights of the couple’s two children and explore the details of the Murdoch family trust. Apparently the latter has been the source of contention for years.
In a 2006 interview with Charlie Rose, Murdoch mentioned that Chloe and Grace would enjoy the same financial benefits of the trust as his other four kids, but not the voting power. That didn’t sit well with Wendi:
The slip almost created a separation, and prompted Mrs. Murdoch to negotiate more favorable terms for her daughters, according to people close to the couple. Mr. Zabel, an expert in trust law, is expected to examine the soundness of the trust structure.
Round one hasn’t even started, but this is indeed shaping up to be a hell of a fight.
AgencySpy: Jay-Z announces a sponsored album during an ad, leaving everyone to wonder if they should be happy or annoyed.
MediaJobsDaily: Media companies want nothing to do with baby boomers. Boomers reply, “Likewise.”
TVNewser: Charlie Rose is interviewing President Obama tonight. Can’t wait to learn nothing new.
For the fourth annual Women in the World Summit, Tina Brown and Newsweek Daily Beast gathered remarkable women of all stripes to highlight their sisters around the globe and provide solutions to atrocities like the honor killings in Pakistan and the tens of thousands of rapes in Syria.
In her opening remarks Thursday at Lincoln Center, Brown urged everyone in attendance to take Sheryl Sandberg‘s advice a step further and “lean ON” companies and governments to do a better job at protecting and propelling women forward. Read more
Advice for a young person embarking on a broadcast journalism career:
You want to come to the subject matter and try to understand it and explain it. If you can write, that’s the beginning. Second, have some base of curiosity. Third, find a place to stand. Find a place where you can do it. We live in a world where, if you’re good, you can somehow find a way to show it to enough people that if you stand out they will be anxious to know more.
On trying to remain unbiased:
PRNewser: Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, has his own comic book. Early reports are that for the second issue, the comic will come with at least two comics inside another comic.
TVNewser: Charlie Rose and Shaq are BFF, as long as Rose agrees not to ever mention Shaq Fu.
AppNewser: Not only is there a YouTube channel for cats, someone filmed their dogs watching it. The Internet can be a sad place.
Have SoCal bear sightings risen to the media-frenzy level of SoCal car chases? That’s what a California Department of Fish and Game official told reporter Lee Cowan in a report aired today on CBS This Morning.
Although the analogy may be a bit of a stretch, there’s no denying the 15 minutes of furry fame achieved by “Meatball the Bear.” Very few mammals can lay claim to the #humblebrag of a thoughtful Charlie Rose intro (again, see above).
Tina Brown, the Newsweek/Daily Beast editor-in-chief, discussed the decision this morning on CBS This Morning to move her publication from print to digital.
As we reported yesterday, after 80 years of buying Newsweek at the newsstand or by home delivery, the company is dropping the print version as of December 31.
Brown told Charlie Rose this morning that the mobile app is no longer the future.
“We really do feel that we’ve reached a tipping point in this industry,” Brown said. “That you’re seeing now – there are 17 million tablets now in the U.S., iPad Minis coming out with 10 million ordered.”
Rose asked her if this dramatic move was expected at the beginning of Brown’s tenure at Newsweek/Daily Beast.
“Two years ago this wouldn’t have been the absolutely inevitable outcome this fast. But the fact is that The Daily Beast is enormously successful… We have had a 70 percent increase in traffic and we’re part of Barry Diller’s international company, which is 21 digital companies under one roof, so there was always a feeling and a knowledge inside us that eventually we would go to be a digital company.”
More from the CBS interview after the jump.
The line to get into Michael’s snaked onto the sidewalk today as the fall power lunch season finally got under way. There were talking heads (Star Jones, Charlie Rose) and media types (David Zinczenko, Jack Kliger) and the usual well-heeled crowd who just couldn’t wait to get down to business.
I was joined today by the dashing and delightful Edward Landrigan and Nicholas Landrigan, the father and son team at the helm of Verdura, the venerable jewelry house favored by style icons like Greta Garbo, the Duchess of Windsor and Marlene Dietrich and loved by contemporary stylistas like Sofia Coppola. Verdura’s signature bejewelled cuffs, which I’ve coveted forever, are truly one of the most sought after (and copied) pieces of jewelry ever designed.
CEO “Ward” bought the company in 1985 and “Nico,” its president, has worked at the company since 2009. It was clear talking to these gents that the passion for fine jewelry runs in the family. Ward got the bug working at a jewelry store as a teenager, which set him on an unexpected career path for a fellow with a “blue collar New Jersey” upbringing. (“When I told my father I was going into the jewelry business, he asked me, “How are you going to make a living?’) His decades-long career included his tenure as head of the jewelry divison for Sothebys USA which brought him into the orbit of legendary jewelry lovers like Elizabeth Taylor. “Jewelry is the last talisman in today’s society,” Ward explains. “When a woman puts on a favorite piece of jewelry, whether its costume or the real thing, and her face lights up, it’s magic. There’s something very special about that, and it’s something I have always enjoyed about the business. I have a passion for it.”
‘Nico’ went to Brown and considered a career in the law while working in the Fraud Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office before joining forces with his father. “I wanted to make sure I really wanted a career in law before I actually committed to it,” recalls Nico. In the end, his path seemed all but predestined. ”From the time I was six until I was eleven, I thought what my father did was the coolest job in the world,” Nico told me. Says Ward: “On a trip to India when he spelled his name out in sapphires, I knew that was it.”