Sir Howard Stringer is the chairman of the giant multinational Sony Corp. But Sir Howard says his days as executive producer of the “CBS Evening News,” was “a wonderful period of my life and looking back on it, the happiest.” Stringer, named a Giant of Broadcasting yesterday at a ceremony in New York, says the Dan Rather anchored show went from third place and “ended up as the dominant number.”
FishbowlNY’s Jerry Barmash was at the event and caught up with Sir Howard. Watch:
Stringer also talks about how he wooed David Letterman to CBS after Stringer was named president of the network, and how he tried to hire Johnny Carson too.
As for Dan Rather’s big break, he tells us about it in “My First Big Break,” after the jump…