CNBC Announces Bi-Monthly Primetime “Conversations With Michael Eisner”

By Brian 

Former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner is joining CNBC to host a new bi-monthly primetime interview program, “Conversations With Michael Eisner,” the network announced today.

The long press release promises “60 minutes of freewheeling and probing dialogue conducted by one of the most dynamic and accomplished leaders in business.” It will “focus on the importance of creativity and innovation in all pursuits, from business to politics to entertainment.”

The program will be seen on CNBC’s three global channels. Its U.S. timeslot and premiere date haven’t been announced yet.

“I can think of no better place for my first new venture than CNBC, which itself is an innovative leader in the ever-changing media world,” Eisner says. “I am very excited that in my ‘circle of life,’ I am returning to the same NBC studio where I was a page for the ‘Tonight Show with Johnny Carson’ in the 1960s.”

A quote from Mark Hoffman is after the jump…

“We are so proud that Michael will be joining our team,” said Hoffman. “Our affluent audience, which includes business executives, financial professionals, investors and other well-educated individuals, expects CNBC to give them access to the top business and political leaders of the day and provide them with perspective and insight that they cannot get anywhere else. Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to that promise and I know that Michael’s unique point of view and the guests that he assembles will be compelling, informative and highly entertaining.”