Jan. 15 guests: Mort Zuckerman, Niall Ferguson, Danny Meyer

January 16th, 2009

In this episode, Andrew Ross Sorkin talks to Mort Zuckerman about the NYC real estate market, historian Niall Ferguson about his new history of money series, and restaurateur Danny Meyer about the upscale food industry in our downscale economy.

Featured interviews on January 15th program:

Mortimer Zuckerman
Mortimer B. Zuckerman is chairman and editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report and is the publisher of New York’s Daily News. He is also the co-founder and chairman of Boston Properties Inc., and will lend insight into New York’s real estate industry and the city’s ever-changing landscape.

Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson is an economist, historian, and best-selling author, and will discuss the meaning of money — where it came from, where it goes, and why it has always been the backbone of civilization. His new book and documentary are both titled, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World. (You can watch the two-hour version online here.)

Danny Meyer
Danny Meyer is chief executive officer of Union Square Hospitality Group, which includes well-known New York City eating establishments such as Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park and Shake Shack, among others. The restaurateur will discuss the restaurant industry and its role in the lives of New Yorkers during troubling times.

New York Times business columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin hosts this seven-part television series featuring interviews that address the evolving economic crisis affecting New Yorkers. The show focuses on issues such as the city’s infrastructure and the effect the crisis is having on cultural programs.

Airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. through the end of February 2009 (with the exception of January 22).