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You mentioned CNN.
-- in the news a lot like like yeah I'm Rick Sanchez fired thank.
Just moments ago issued a statement and apology.
Despite what my tired -- -- words -- -- implies they were never intended to suggest any sort of narrow mindedness and should never been made.
Would you ever -- and a.
You know -- I wish Rick well did a lot of good work on CNN.
Anything is possible I wish him well I think that he's talented guy he's gonna have a lot of interest in different channels and who knows maybe some day the right place for him would -- one of -- I don't think we should be doing that.
Now -- I'm sure Rick would like to try something new did you recommend firing.
No I was not involved in that decision really I don't I knew about.
To do agree -- I did at the top.
What about what happened with John Klein has CNN USA.
We -- recommended.
He be -- just.
When we were glad to be here to discuss not just -- but.
John did a very good job and a lot of what John did was done with the real support agreement.
Jim Walton and run CNN and me as well Phil -- runs turner.
I think we've got to the point where we needed to make a change and that's why we made the structural -- and I think that.
John who understood that that was probably somewhere around here we're going to get to that point.
I don't think it surprised.
It surprised me just a tiny and -- it because -- few months ago have been reassigned to a long contract.
And that's the business I realized but I want.
You know I don't think we got to go into the details of what contracts for water short.
When they say that -- -- for -- and -- All of the moves in discussions on management at CNN John has been a part of throughout and so I think that.
None of this really came as a surprise to him.
You -- speaking at a London telegraph not too long thus I was at the date -- I apologize but when he talked about season.
Do you -- did it needs much steeper balanced coverage of the big issues to compete.
What what did she mean.
You know it's something that fox might think about which is.
A little more breadth of spectrum in terms of the issues that you cover.
Although you may not manager who may not want to do that but that's what we're trying to do at CNN we really think that Thursday by the -- there's plenty -- for all of us you know.
I think CNN can continue.
To deepen the coverage that it is bringing to these issues were very strong on breaking news whether it's our war is big events in the world.
And elections where we had our -- ratings when we had the elections a couple years ago.
Some time who would use when you talked about that the balanced coverage you were saying it didn't -- left did not lead anywhere well.
No what I'm saying is I think you can I think that we need to cover all sides of the issue and I think we've got to get.
More in depth I think all of loss -- other moments in TV news and I.
I'm sure you've thought of this yourself.
There's a real challenge to keep what you're saying on TV including what we're saying right now.
Keep it interesting keep the audience from -- -- and I hope they're not Smart hard as we talked.
And really get into the depth of the issues and also besides the depth.
Get all sides of the issues and it's it's hard to do.
And -- editing and I'll -- here we are running I'll take your word for it that would that all of us are trying hard to do it.
That's -- -- and and we mean it when you.
I -- here I'm sure you do on that is on the business model here and Andrew CNN near enterprise having Time Warner.
Is doing very well these days and you talked about a pick up and cable advertising revenues sometimes that's a precursor.
To a good.
The economy on it yet another might be you know combining cost and always that the rumor comes CNN CBS.
The board there is the broadcast news conference.
CBS three abusive.
They've got as we both know they've got nightly news now they don't have that many hours on the air so I think for them.
It is a constant.
Of -- this one has been rumored for -- -- -- you know I think they keep thinking about it and you.
People come to us the other networks come to us and essentially.
Over long period of time who.
All all of them and there and they look into the question of whether they should.
Figure out a way to get news coverage from CNN which has a worldwide -- isn't.
Well over the period of the year is we've had discussions -- that.
I think it's something that is basically just going to be a perennial question and -- broadcast networks figure out what is the best way to handle them.
-- up one more question on the whole broadcast that's it is.
It's preamble let's make sure we go back to TV on demand system on -- -- -- Home -- court.
The -- -- -- your counterpart.
Over at CBS.
With two of the University of Texas audience I think on Monday.
How they share they have to come to us for -- content something that matters -- and then he went on to talk about Katy Clark.
And he said that the kiddie corps deal will be the last big deal of that kind.
In these days because news no longer generates the kind of revenue.
Or success that's worth stealing presumably.
It generates pretty good business at CNN and I think it does pretty well -- fox doesn't.
Well I think he's referring to a concert of her size.
Yeah in Ohio I think that's.
I'm not gonna specify what anybody's contract should be but I think there's plenty of economic health and TV news when -- ask you because I think you had lunch.
Yeah that's true what has plenty of health and TV news including -- CNN and I think I've noticed a couple -- people at fox they're doing pretty well.
To pay for.
Not only the best coverage in terms of news gathering but also some of the biggest talents and news.
So they're not for putting a cap on top -- absolutely none of that is very good to let let's look at that good that.
Word go out there you know the economics of TV news if you just look at CNN.
Very strong growth and earnings at Siena.
I think at fox all.
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