Eisner Downplays His Future Role At Tribune

Michael Eisner

Michael Eisner, who recently has surfaced as a leading candidate to replace Sam Zell as chairman of Tribune once that company emerges from bankruptcy downplayed the possibility on CNBC (NYSE: GE) today. Eisner acknowledged he had purchased debt in Tribune, explaining that he expected it would exit Chapter 11 “lean and mean” and that “somebody hopefully will run it well.” Asked whether that person was him, however, Eisner said he hadn’t “thought of running it.”

Eisner also had some insights on what type of media is the “most protected” from changes the business is going through (movies, TV) and which are the least (any “information,” like weather, stock quotes, world news, “without a point of view”).

The video, below:

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