Posted By RichC on April 17, 2009
Although I’m not a big fan of the “pinheaded”politically oriented peacocks managing and broadcasting at NBC news or MSNBC, I have watched the Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) since the early 1990s. In fact, their broadcast was the primary reason I switched from rabbit ears to satellite television.They are the 4 to 6 billion dollar (est. value) leader in cable business news and are highly profitable, not to mention CNBC being a household name … at least in households with an interest in business and finance.
As a business news junkie myself, I’ve got a love and hate relationship with many of the journalists and reporters who become icons over the 20 years on CNBC. A big congratulations is in order to them, and parent company GE, for pioneering television business news through a couple of challenging decades. While enjoying watching the smiling faces at the closing bell on Wall Street Friday afternoon, I found it apropos that several original CNBC personalities were there to mark the moment. (video below) Congratulations to Sue, Ron, Bill, Ted, Scott, and Maria who were there to enjoy the moment — although I’ll also offer a personal congrats the Cincinnati favorite — the “Big Kahuna” — Joe Kernen.
CNBC celebrates their 20th Anniversary by ringing the closing bell on Wall Street Friday, April 17, 2009