1987 bill greffeth during the oct hiccup on fnn
Posted 03 April 2021 - 05:54 PM
NIce, yu were smart to record that lol!! I miss Wall St Week!! Always love the initial comments made by Rukeyser!!
Posted 05 April 2021 - 01:52 AM
I miss Ed Hart, John B wrote back to me.
"We'll know in the fullness of time." Often delivered to the viewers and Ed's classic line.
Ron Insana - Two rooms attached to the main newsroom. One was for the associate producers and segment producers who put together the taped pieces that filled out the day's newscasts. Still another room housed some of FNN's on-air specialists, of whom John Bollinger was one. John, along with the late Ed Hart, provided much of FNN's commentary about the day's market events. Ed Hart was a grizzled veteran of business news. While working for FNN, Ed also delivered daily business reports for KFWB, a Los Angeles -- area all-news radio station that battled to compete with its bigger local rival, KNX.
Ed was a curmudgeon's curmudgeon. A salty character with a taste for dirty jokes, Ed was, and shall ever remain, the best business journalist I have worked with. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of economic and market history. He had a frightening photographic memory and a rapier wit. He suffered no fools and never felt shy about identifying your intellectual shortcomings. But, he had a great heart and loved nothing more than business news, except sailing and dancing.
On one particularly busy news day, our then-managing editor walked into the newsroom while the entire staff was on deadline and asked for help with a word game with which he was struggling. Everyone else was struggling with getting a show on the air, but our fearless leader failed to notice, preoccupied with the weighty matter of completing the "jumble" or some such thing. He asked out loud if anyone knew the definition of "jejune." Only Ed Hart bothered to reply. "It's the month before Ju-July," Ed snapped, and walked away. Ed had more important things on his mind most often, and they frequently centered on being accurate, timely, and insightful. He was all of the above. He was early with his market calls, always right, and his information was delivered in a highbrow manner that will likely never be duplicated again.
Cramer - Because I was trading between classes in law school and from my dorm room as I watched FNN (Bill, Sue and Ron take note!! You were my teachers along with the late, great Ed Hart, whose advice about stocks and their relationship to interest rates was worth more than my whole three-year tuition for Harvard Law), I was always in a rush. Those days I would place all my bets before going into class, then read the Journal stock pages during class, come out and get my reports, go back into class and then sit in front of the TV and trade some more.
John, I was thinking of Ed and the days of FFN when the two of you would appear. Those were great times before CNBC. I miss Ed, he always brought a smile to my face.
Did he ever publish anything? I would like to know more about him.
Thank you, Ron
He did some writing, but mostly he was a broadcaster. I miss him too. I have his record collection, mostly classic jazz, of which he often spoke on air. I spin a few from time to time to remind me of him.