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Warren Buffett Will Buy Ketchup, But Not Magazines

Warren Buffett phoned in to CNBC this morning following the news of his $28 billion acquisition, along with private equity, of H.J. Heinz. Which means, among other things, that the Secretary of State is about to be a whole lot richer. That deal aside, Buffett is also bullish on newspapers. Last year his company acquired dozens of papers across the country. But his love of media does not extend to magazines, apparently. Following news yesterday that Time Warner is ready to sell several Time Inc. titles to Meredith, CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin asked Buffett, “You obviously love the print business, but would you ever buy a magazine?”

“No. The answer is no,” said Buffett.

Buffett will be on Liz Claman‘s FBN show later today.

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Oprah on Letterman Chat: ‘It felt like Dave was giving me therapy’

David Letterman invited Oprah Winfrey to his alma mater, Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana Monday. The candid conversation, part of a series Letterman puts on, lasted an hour and 40 minutes — 45 minutes longer than scheduled.

After her Letterman sitdown, Winfrey talked with CBS’s Jeff Glor, for an interview that aired on “CBS This Morning:” “It felt like Dave was giving me therapy,” says Winfrey. “I am sitting on stage in a real conversation with Dave Letterman about things that I haven’t thought about for years,” she tells Glor.

Also reflective this morning, “CBS This Morning” hosts Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell. “This has been a great broadcast,” said Rose at the end of the show. “Think of the people that have been on. Warren Buffett, R.A. Dickey was here. Oprah Winfrey. What a great job to have.” O’Donnell responded: “It is. And you know what, Charlie? It’s the best job I have ever had. I do mean that. And a lot of it has to do with you and Gayle. Not [show EP] Chris Licht, though,” O’Donnell chuckled.

Glor’s story, after the jump…

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CNBC (And Warren Buffett) Respond To Paul Krugman Post

CNBC had Warren Buffett and Alan Simpson on this morning to talk about the economy but while they had these esteemed guests, the anchors used the opportunity to discuss Paul Krugman‘s critique of the network this week.

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The Evening Ticker: Joe, Scott, Candice

  • Scott Pelley anchors the “CBS Evening News” tonight from CBS station WBZ in Boston. Crews replicated the “Evening News” set in the WBZ newsroom. Pelley is in Boston for a WBZ Business Breakfast tomorrow.

  • Fake TV reporter Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) talks with real TV reporter Harry Smith on Thursday’s “Rock Center.” Bergen will look back on her breakout role as Brown, the tough investigative reporter in the 1990s CBS sitcom.

 

‘Person to Person’ Returns with George Clooney, Warren Buffett, Jon Bon Jovi

Almost 60 years after Edward R. Murrow took viewers into the homes of icons like John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, and Elizabeth Taylor, CBS News’ “Person to Person” is back as a television special airing Wednesday, at 8pmET/PT.

The modern day hosts, Lara Logan and Charlie Rose get a tour of George Clooney‘s Los Angeles home. Warren Buffett opens up his Omaha office, and Jon Bon Jovi welcomes the show to his New Jersey mansion.

“What sets our broadcast apart is the unique access,” says Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky.

“When someone opens their home, they’re sharing a part of themselves that traditional interview programs can’t reach,” adds Co-EP Judy Tygard.

“Person to Person” debuts on the same night that NBC’s “Rock Center” moves to its new night, Wednesday’s at 9pmET/PT.

Bloomberg TV Now Live Streaming on the iPad

Bloomberg has launched Bloomberg TV+ an ad-supported live stream of Bloomberg TV for the iPad. In addition to the 24/7 free live stream, there’s original content, access to on-demand episodes of programs and interview clips — many, many of them with Warren Buffett –  all in HD.

The app’s main focus is video, but you can also get live market data as well as video clips about the company you may be searching for.

Liz Claman on Warren Buffett’s Missteps, and his Fascination with Trains

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?

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Can We Just All Agree That Getting Warren Buffett is no Longer “Exclusive?”

CNBC has been calling Becky Quick‘s upcoming interview with Warren Buffett an exclusive.

Turns out FBN’s Liz Claman, who was the go-to Buffett reporter when she was at CNBC, has a live interview with Buffett at NoonET. CBS’ The Early Show will also talk to Buffett who is in New York for his annual charity luncheon at Smith & Wollensky.

For what it’s worth, when CNBC teased the segment at 11:28amET they called it a “First on CNBC interview.”

> More from CNN: Susan Lisovicz is also taping an interview with Buffett today that will air in the 2pm hour on both CNN and CNN International.

ABC’s Golodryga Talks Financial on the Menu

golodryga_5-13.jpgTomorrow on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu we’re joined by ABC News financial correspondent Bianna Golodryga.

ABC’s “Money Honey” (not our nickname) will discuss covering the crisis, reporting from Warren Buffett‘s investor meeting, the difference between working for network and cable news and more.

Click here to listen LIVE at 9amET.

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Liu Says Despite “Less Bad News,” “People are Still Worried”

liu_5-12.jpgToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast we were joined by Bloomberg TV anchor Betty Liu.

Liu has been with Bloomberg since 2007, after previously working at CNBC and the Financial Times. We talk to Liu about covering the financial crisis, her trip recently to Omaha to cover the Warren Buffett investor meeting and what’s on the horizon at Bloomberg (hint: big changes to Bloomberg.com).

“You’re still hearing a lot of concerns about where do we go in housing,” she says of viewer feedback. “There’s this uncertainty. I don’t want to paint the picture that suddenly in the next quarter we’re all going to be back to pre-crisis levels. People are still very worried.”

Liu was named to TV Week’s “Poised to Leap” list in November. “It was definitely very flattering,” she says. “But you also worry about being on that list because it puts you up to certain expectations.”

Also discussed: how economic coverage differs between countries, what can help the newspaper industry and what it’s like working at the unique Bloomberg building.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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