Claman: CNBC made it difficult to leave
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EQUITIES: And how did you get to FOX?
Liz Claman: I wanted a change at that point. That was before FOX had announced it would start a business network. When they announced a business network, I found that extremely interesting. I was also grappling with what to do at CNBC. I wanted to make the decision on my own. So I let my contract expire, and I left without knowing where I was going to go.
EQUITIES: Did CNBC try to make it difficult for you to leave?
Liz Claman: They made it difficult in a very nice way. They offered me the world. Itâ€™s not so easy to accept the world when I know itâ€™s being offered just because somebody else might want me. Sometimes a guy breaks up with his girlfriend, then when he thinks somebody else might ask her out, he wants her back. Too late.
EQUITIES: A lot of people talk about todayâ€™s business news as being infotainment. What are your feelings? Do you look at this as an entertainment show?
Liz Claman: Why else is anybody going to watch it? Trust me, the people at The Wall Street Journalâ€”the august and venerable Wall Street Journalâ€”work very hard to make their headlines and their writing entertaining. Itâ€™s not good enough to just throw some ink on a piece of paper and say, â€œLook at this chart. This should be interesting because it matters.â€? That doesnâ€™t work anymore.
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