Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Is Anderson dancing with Murdoch or just being polite?

Hi everyone!
I've been under the weather lately, and my brains are less than functional lately... but here a sobering image of the Allen & Co. party in Idaho which was attended by top media executives and where Allen would be presenting their new WIFI and technology trends...which right now is the back bone of the communications industry.

News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch (L) talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper during lunch at the Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho July 11, 2007. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)

If you are interested in a day by day account of the event visit the NYTimes Deal Blog

20 comentarios:

Suzanne said...

Why would Anderson be there? I saw that his friends Dianne Von Furstenburg and her husband Barry Diller were there but is this something AC would cover or go to get a better deal than the one he has at CNN or to just network? Chris - what are your thoughts?

kyoko said...

Anderson would never work at FOX.

Anonymous said...

The Sun Valley Idaho media conference is an event that Anderson has attended every year and it usually takes place the first week of July but I guess they changed the schedule. I don't think this means he's going to Fox just because he's talking to Murdoch, I bet they'd LOVE to have him though even though they talk about him like a dawg.

tink said...

Good find on the picture, I didn't see that one yet.

Anonymous said...

Rupert Murdoch owns Harper Collins the company who published his book.

Anonymous said...

where did you find the picture Tink?

Christiane said...

Hi Suz!
With all the administrative turmoil at CNN top management anything can happen. Just look what happened to Aaron Brown. Anything might happen. As long as Klein is on the helm, he is safe. If Klein is gone... might be another story. I think the Katie Couric experience is the best example of how the over hype of a journalist backfires. And that is something the marketing and research department at Time Warner must be looking close to.

@anon 1:11
I found the photo over Reuter services

tink said...

anon 1:11PM,
I didn't find this picture, Freaks did. I saw one pic of Murdoch with his wife on Reuters, but nothing with Anderson.

Anonymous said...

Christiane: I agree with your comment. I feel there has been alot of over hype and marketing money spent on Anderson Cooper. And, correct me if I am wrong, but I think his ratings low. Paula Zahn's are low. Klein could be gone any day, or he could be around awhile.

You used the word sobering in the title of your post. Was it because Anderson was there with Murdoch?

Don't know how Anderson and other media people got there, by invite or whatever, but it certainly behooves him to network and not offend anyone and accept invitations. You never know when you who that next job will come from.

Anonymous said...

I believe Murdoch owns Harper Collins which is the company that published Anderson's book. Yup, schmooze.

Christiane said...

Walton ( Time Warner's President) have publicly stated that he is worried about CNN US. It's just a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

Anderson was there to moderate a panel discussion. This from

The other main event Thursday was a panel moderated by CNN's Anderson Cooper that featured Google (Charts, Fortune 500) co-founder Sergey Brin, Sony (Charts) boss Sir Howard Stringer and IAC's (Charts, Fortune 500) Barry Diller. The topic was content and strategy, and like all events here was closed to the press. Brin, however, after the presentation held court with the press and claimed that Yahoo!'s (Charts, Fortune 500) much publicized troubles - which culminated recently with CEO Terry Semel's ouster - were largely overblown in the media.

Christiane said...

Betty Booop:
are you aware that we are only 3 degrees away of that event?

Estamos como el arroz con pollo!

Thanks anon 6:46
That get together is directed to CEOs and the head of Time Warner and CNN are present there

Anonymous said...

Is there more for Anderson to do tomorrow?

Anonymous said...

3 degrees like in the kevin bacon game?

ivy said...

6:46 thanks for info

How about "content and strategy" for his own show? If his show was thought out better, maybe there wouldn't be a big question mark now about ac360 destiny and the need to think about possible alternatives

fucalot said...

tonight I want some
Cheng Du Chicken
Kung Pao Ming Har
Crab Rangoon
Deep Fried Wontons
with a DIET coke
remember to bring the dry cleaning

rosie said...

what's with marie and food? marie is chinese? chon shin chochin tin tin tin

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen this website for PIP? I guess Anderson's trip to Yellowstone last week was for this

Suzanne said...

AC is on tonight from LA. He looks really upbeat and is talking with Michael Ware about the report card on Iraq. Hopefully we will see a good show.

Chris - thank you so much for answering me on the blog. I appreciate it. Its nice to be back and hope I can drop in more often now. I really like the new look of the site. You did a wonderful job.


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