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A CNBC Original Steps Aside

ScottCohnScott Cohn, who was on of the original CNBC employees, is leaving full-time work with the business channel, and moving to Santa Cruz, CA where his wife will expand her business in the education field. Cohn will continue to contribute to the network.

In a memo from CNBC president Mark Hoffman, as first reported by Talking Biz News, Cohn joined CNBC on March 20, 1989, a month before the network launched, as part of the original NY/NJ reporting team. In 1990, Cohn opened the Chicago Bureau, where he would stay for 9 years, before returning to headquarters.

He has covered most of the biggest business and general news stories of the past 25 years—from Enron and WorldCom to Hurricane Katrina and the Boston Marathon bombings. He has interviewed the famous and infamous, from Warren Buffett (his first live interview on CNBC in 1998) to Bernie Madoff. His documentaries have showcased the best of CNBC’s reporting.

In a couple of weeks, Scott will leave CNBC to make his journey West. In addition to some teaching and trying his hand at producing documentaries, he will become a special correspondent for CNBC, continuing to spearhead the annual Top States extravaganza.

Please join us in wishing Scott all the very best in his new adventure.

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Warren Buffett Surprises Teen Cancer Patient Live on CNBC

Tre Grinner is 17 years old. When he grows up he wants to be an investment banker. Right now, he’s battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Grinner has been working as an intern at Goldman Sachs. CNBC caught on to Grinner’s story and brought him in for an interview Thursday. Then CNBC went one further and got Warren Buffett on the phone to give Tre some investment advice. Buffett then surprised the teenager with an invitation to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. “I’d like to meet you personally,” the oracle of Omaha said to the intern from New York. While he was at CNBC headquarters, Tre also spent a half hour talking stocks with Jim Cramer.

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.

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.

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