OLD Media Moves

Fox Business Network's "Happy Hour" hits South Beach

March 17, 2008

Glenn Garvin of The Miami Herald writes about Fox Business Network’s “Happy Hour” show and its recent visit to South Beach.

Garvin wrote, “The Thursday and Friday telecasts from South Beach made Happy Hour, a one-hour daily wrap-up of Wall Street, the third national news program in a month to Fox Businessleave New York for a day or two to set up shop in South Florida. NBC’s Today did a broadcast from South Beach last month, while CNBC‘s Fast Money visited Coral Gables two weeks ago. But the only surprise, says Happy Hour executive producer Terry Baker, is that there haven’t been more.

”’It’s warm there, it’s cold here,’ said Baker from his New York office. ‘I think it boils down to that.’

“Fox Business executives originally thought about sending Happy Hour to do a spring-break-theme show from Panama City, Baker said. ‘But it seemed that topic was a little narrow,’ he noted. ‘We thought we would have a much broader area to focus on if we went to Miami instead.'”

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