This was worth emerging from his self-imposed quiet time to say.
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[clip via Business Insider]
Can anyone put their finger on it? Caruso and Cabrera, ideas?
CNBC would like you to know it will be airing a one-hour special on Sports Illustrated‘s annual swimsuit issue, on February 9 at 9PM, when Darren Rovell will interview a bunch of former SI models (Cheryl Tiegs, Carol Alt and Kathy Ireland), there’ll presumably be lingering close-ups of the cover at left, and, maybe, a behind the scenes look at the shoot. So, mark your calendars. Or, just watch actual porn. Do one of these two things.
Interested in starting your (extremely) early morning with this lady? Think you can get (it) up by 4AM? ‘Cause CNBC would like to introduce you to Nicole Lapin, who will be anchoring the network’s “Worldwide Exchange,” a show you may never have heard of but airs from 4-6AM. Lapin is 25, a Northwestern graduate, a vegan, the daughter of a former Miss Israel, and single, according to the all-knowing Wikipedia. Thumbs up, thumbs down? Is this a programming change you think you could get behind? Here’s a video of Nicole interviewing a strung-out Jeremy Piven (possibly in the middle of his Mercury poisoning scare):
Remember when Dylan Ratigan moved to MSNBC and got placed in the 9-11 AM timeslot, in direct competition with former colleagues Erin Burnett and Mark Haines? At the time we noted that the battle for viewers would come down to who was willing to flash their tits for ratings. While Haines took one for the team, D.Rat declined to do so and now he’s paying the price. Ratigan has been bumped to 4PM, where he’ll only get an hour to dress up in wigs and role play.
Well, this is disappointing. Apparently way back in the day, before she did a pro golfer (and possibly supplied him with his other ladies) Rachel Uchitel was a producer for Bloomberg TV. She then went out to join the nightlife industry, and peddle puss on the side (her own and others) but just think! If things had gone differently she (and her t’s) could’ve been in your face, reporting on the crisis, alongside Margaret Brennan. So what we’re thinking is this: since Bloomberg has already gone official with its Breast Offensive, why not offer Uchitel an on-air gig? She presumably won’t come too cheap, but this could be what it takes to finally beat out CNBC in the Cleave Wars. Personally I think the idea is pretty genius but because you people are the ones who’ll have to tune in and make it work, and Rachel may not be your cup of tea, before Bloomberg makes an official offer, let’s first decide which Woods mistress you want on your screen.
This is actually kind of sad, because BG is one of the most watchable people on that network. Also, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera admitted that people keep CNBC on mute (“turn up the volume on those trading floors!”) and that she calls her father “daddy.” Anyway, we hope Bill enjoys the time off. And in between maxing and relaxing thinks about starting fake Maria Bartiromo and/or Mark Haines Twitter accounts. Don’t say no, just say maybe.
Bloomberg TV has been around for years, but it has generally been considered too wonky for all but the wonkiest finance types. In the past year, however, the network has hired new on-air talent (most prominently Margaret Brennan, from CNBC), consolidated the eye-boggling number of crawls that used to clutter the bottom half of its screen, and expanded its coverage of general business news rather than focusing almost exclusively on high finance. “There’s an audience that may have been with CNBC that’s going to be attracted by the kind of presentation we’re doing,” says recently hired head of Bloomberg TV, David Rhodes.
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