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Business news at the dinner table

February 22, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News writes about the new Bloomberg Television show “Titans at the Table,” which has a dinner table motif.

Stableford writes, “‘When you’re interviewing someone on a set, you tend to get canned answers,’ Andrew Morse, head of Bloomberg’s U.S. television operation, told Yahoo News in a recent interview. ‘With the dinner setting, we’re hoping to get something much more intimate, more unplugged, more personal—and ultimately different.’

“The show, conceived by Bloomberg ‘In the Loop’ anchor Betty Liu, who also hosts ‘Titans,’ is currently planned as a quarterly special, mainly because the logistics of booking A-list dinner guests is no easy feat. (In fact, most of the three months it took to produce ‘Titans’ was spent coordinating the executives’ tightly-packed schedules, said executive producer Courtney Chapman.) Getting them to open up in a taped, on-the-record discussion actually proved much easier than scheduling. ‘We’ll just keep feeding them wine,’ Liu said before the shoot.

“The dinner had a decidedly reality-TV feel to it, and that may be partly the point.”

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