Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes appeared on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on Fox News Channel this afternoon. Cavuto got Bewkes to open up about the departures of Rick Sanchez and Jon Klein, and the state of CNN and cable news more generally.
Cavuto: You mention CNN. Rick Sanchez, the fired anchor, moments ago issued a statement, an apology… would you hire him back?
Bewkes: He did a lot of good work on CNN and anything is possible. I wish him well. I think that he is a talented guy and he will have a lot of interest in different channels and, who knows, maybe some day the right place for him is at one of ours. I don’t think we should do that now and I am sure he would like to try something new as well.
Cavuto: Did you recommend firing him?
Bewkes: I was not involved in that decision.
Cavuto: At all?
Bewkes: I knew
Cavuto: Did you agree?
Bewkes: I did.
Cavuto: What happened with head of CNN/US? [Jon Klein] did you recommend he be fired?