CNBC’s Wapner uses show as teachable moment
A.J. Katz of TVNewswer interviewed CNBC anchor Scott Wapner, who hosts “Fast Money Halftime Report.”
Here is an excerpt:
TVNewser: Five years as host of Halftime Report. Congratulations! Talk about the evolution of the program over time.
Wapner: From the very start we tried to have a show that gave viewers actionable investment ideas in a fun and entertaining way, and I think we’ve succeeded in doing that. We hold people accountable too which I truly believe is a critical component to this show’s staying power and credibility. I’m also a big proponent of teachable moments when it comes to investing and trading, and I know we’ve made an effort to enhance what we do by helping people understand why certain decisions are made by the group of experts we bring on.
TVNewser: What is one episode of Halftime Report that really stands out to you?
Wapner: Well certainly the day in 2013 when Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman brawled live on the show will always be a standout. Beyond the spectacle of it, that moment helped define what we wanted to be – THE place for “real money, real debate” where the biggest and most trusted investors could routinely appear to discuss the markets.
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