Feb. 5 guests: Barry Diller, Jerry Della Femina

February 5th, 2009

In this episode, Andrew Ross Sorkin talks to media mogul Barry Diller about layoffs and CEO compensation and to advertising guru Jerry Della Femina about how the ad business is faring in a downscale economy.

Featured interviews on the February 5th program:

Barry Diller
Barry Diller is chairman and chief executive officer of internet company IAC and former chairman and chief executive officer of Fox, Inc. He speaks on his views concerning layoffs vs. pay cuts and CEO compensation.

Jerry Della Femina
Jerry Della Femina created a legendary advertising career with campaigns for Joe Isuzu and the singing cat of Meow Mix. He discusses consumer psychology and the current state of his industry.

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.

It’s the Economy, NY airs Thursdays at 8:00 pm through the end of February 2009.