Monday, June 30, 2008

Newhouse Eyes US Mag for Conde Nast Stable; Charlie Rose Rumor of Rolling Stone Not So -- Who Knows Maybe That's Next!

Ok, so Charlie Rose was kind of in the ballpark, even if he didn't quite get it right and hit a home run. As Keith J. Kelly reports in the New York Post, Jann Wenner is apparently thinking of selling US magazine for as much as $750 mil to Conde Nast supremo, S. I. Newhouse Jr. On this PBS program last week, Rose asked Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter is Newhouse was going to buy Rolling Stone. Who knows, maybe that's next! (See Charlie's quesion around 32:00 on the counter of this clip)

Winston Churchill in Cuba, A Master of Spying

Among those who once visited the Hotel Nacional in Havana was Winston Churchill, a subject of my last book WHEN LIONS ROAR. Today the hotel ...