She chatted with him Thursday ahead this weekend’s Berkshire Hathaway board meeting, now FBN’s Liz Claman is sitting down again with Warren Buffett this morning, along with Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger and Berkshire board member Susan Decker. The interview airs live at 9:30am on FBN. But before Claman questions them, we had some questions for her.
TVNewser: You’ve interviewed Warren Buffett something like 732 times (maybe an exaggeration) but who from the business world haven’t you interviewed, that you’re dying to?
Claman: He’s a world leader but a business icon too: French President Nicolas Sarkozy. He’s the first French leader in decades to strike a Capitalist-friendly tone. He’s worked hard to get the French to unclench their fingers– their grip– from the Socialist, nanny-state that’s become a way of life in France. He may lose his job because of it. People don’t like the austerity measures he’s tried to implement but I think he’s brave and hyper-intelligent. I’ve been practicing my French business lexicon for years in anticipation that one day I might land the big “poisson.” (French for ‘fish’)
TVNewser: In the past, your interviews with Buffett have been pretty standard and free of scandal, not this time. How are you going to approach the resignation of his heir apparent David Sokol?