Eisner: “An Almost Insatiable Curiosity” & An “Incessant Questioner”

By Brian 

CNBC president Mark Hoffman approached Michael Eisner with the idea for “Conversations” after seeing the former Disney exec fill in for Charlie Rose on PBS one night last October, the AP says.

“He’s got an almost insatiable curiosity about the world and about people and he’s a great listener,” Hoffman said. “You combine those three things and it makes for a great interviewer.”

More: “Besides, Eisner said, his family and work associates always told him he was an incessant questioner. His experience as a businessman and longtime relationships with many of the people he will be likely to interview…give him a different perspective from other interviewers, Hoffman said.”