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Lara Logan Talks ’60 Minutes’ On Kreiner’s Korner

Lara Logan

Well, she doesn’t actually talk for 60 minutes. It’s more like 34 minutes, but she does talk about her time on the show, 60 Minutes, on one of Jeff Kreiner’s podcasts, Kreiner’s Korner.

Among the topics discussed include her favorite and most memorable stories she’s done on 60 Minutes, stories about the Holocaust, the gorilla doctors of Africa, the story about Iraqi orphans, and the story about vets who do extraordinary things.

Kreiner also asked her about what motivates her to do the stories she does at CBS News, covering war zones around the world, and where she got the passion to cover news.

Among those who have sat down in front of Kreiner’s mic are Les Moonves, president of CBS, Harry Jessell, editor of TVNewsCheck, Jeff Fager, executive producer for 60 Minutes, Van Gordon Sauter, former president of CBS News; Sean McManus, CBS Sports chairman; Neal Shapiro, former president of NBC News; Kenny Lawrence, former local TV marketing executive and current general manager of WJHL; Scott Jones, editor of FTVLive; and yours truly.

Jeff Kreiner is a former VP and creative director at both CBS and NBC, and the author of two books, is now sitting down with television leaders and recording conversations as podcasts that can be heard on iTunes and Soundcloud.

TVNewsCheck’s Harry Jessell Talks TV On Kreiner’s Korner

Harry Jessell

Harry Jessell, editor of TVNewsCheck, is the latest in a long list of prominent television professionals to sit down with Jeff Kreiner on his podcast, Kreiner’s Korner.

Kreiner and Jessell cover some controversial issues like fake news, forced editorials and the future of network news.

Among those who have sat down in front of Kreiner’s mic are Les Moonves, president of CBS; Jeff Fager, executive producer of 60 Minutes; Van Gordon Sauter, former president of CBS News; Sean McManus, CBS Sports chairman; Neal Shapiro, former president of NBC News; Kenny Lawrence, former local TV marketing executive and current general manager of WJHL Tri-Cities; Scott Jones, editor of FTVLive; 60 Minutes‘ Lara Logan, and yours truly.

Jeff Kreiner, a former VP and creative director at both CBS and NBC and the author of two books, is now sitting down with television leaders and recording conversations as podcasts that can be heard on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Les Moonves Talks CBS On ‘Kreiner’s Korner’

Leslie Moonves

Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS, is the latest television VIP to sit down and talk with Jeff Kreiner, host of the podcast, Kreiner’s Korner.

Among the questions Kreiner posed to Moonves on the podcast are:

Was there a TV program you passed on that you wish you hadn’t?
When he is home does he watch much TV and if so, what does he watch?
What is his all -time favorite TV program?
How was it working with David Letterman all those years?
How is Stephen Colbert different than David Letterman?

Jeff Kreiner, former VP and creative director at both CBS and NBC, and the author of two books, is now sitting down with television leaders and recording conversations as podcasts that can be heard on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Moonves joins a long list of legendary TV leaders who have conversed with Kreiner in a one-on-one setting to discuss their careers, accomplishments and dish some behind-the-scenes stories.

Among those who have sat down in fromt of Kreiner’s mic are Jeff Fager, executive producer for 60 Minutes, Van Gordon Sauter, former president of CBS News; Sean McManus, CBS Sports chairman; Neal Shapiro, former president of NBC News; Kenny Lawrence, former local TV marketing executive and current general manager of WJHL; Scott Jones, editor of FTVLive; and yours truly.

’60 Minutes’ Boss Talks News On Kreiner’s Korner

Jeff Fager, executive producer of CBS’s 60 Minutes for the past 14 years, talks about the show in the latest podcast on Kreiner’s Korner.

Jeff Kreiner, former VP and creative director at both CBS and NBC, and the author of two books, is now sitting down with television leaders and recording conversations as podcasts that can be heard on iTunes and Soundcloud for free.

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Tributes Pour In Honoring Lee Minard

Lee Minard

Lee Minard, former creative services director at KLAS in Las Vegas, died last week at his home in Fountain Hills, Arizonia.

The local TV marketing community is a tight-knit group, especially among long-time veterans.

Many of us are thankful to the mentorship of others in the business who helped us along the way, and so it is for many who crossed paths with Lee Minard.

Lee had an especially long and varied career in television, starting as an art director in 1962 at KEPR Pasco, Wash. Over the years he worked at WREX Rockford, Ill.; KIMA Yakima, Wash.; WFAA Dallas; KCNC and KUSA in Denver; WDIV Detroit; WCBS New York; and WMAR Baltimore. In addition to his work in local TV, Lee also had top marketing roles at PAX-TV and the Food Network.

Last week, I wrote a short piece announcing Lee’s death and asked for anyone to write a comment. Family and friends sent me emails while others posted their comments at the end of that column.

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Jeff Kreiner Talks TV In Kreiner’s Korner Podcast

Jeff Kreiner

Jeff Kreiner, former VP and creative director at both CBS and NBC, and the author of two books, is now sitting down with television leaders and recording the conversations as podcasts called Kreiner’s Korner, that can be heard for free.

I’ve known Jeff for years from when he worked with Dan Rather, then the evening news anchor at CBS.

Jeff is one of the most likable people you’ll meet in the business, so when he asked yours truly to be featured in one of his podcasts, I was worried.

I knew Jeff would ask me great, insightful, penetrating questions about television news promotion and marketing. I just wasn’t sure my answers would measure up to his questions, but, hopefully, there’s a pearl or two of wisdom in my replies. And hearing yourself talk when it’s been recorded is just so strange.

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Former ABC, CBS Marketers Combine Creative Juices

Two former network news marketing executives from ABC and CBS News, once fierce competitors, are joining forces in a new company, Our Creative Juices.

Jeff Kreiner

Jeff Kreiner

Jeff Kreiner and Bruce Soloway have more than 32 years’ worth of combined experience marketing the top anchors and reporters in the country.

“You can’t put two people together in this business that have more experience than us,” says Jeff Kreiner, former SVP of Advertising and Promotion at CBS News.

Kreiner spent 14 years at CBS News and another 4 years at NBC News.

“We oversaw 10,000 promos a year,” says Kreiner.

Bruce Soloway

Bruce Soloway

Bruce Soloway spent 14 years in charge of Advertising and Promotion at ABC News back in the 80s and 90s.

Soloway founded SoloVision Productions in 1999 which has created hundreds of commercials for Scripps Networks, Food Network, HGTV, DIY and The Cooking & Travel Channels, to name a few.

Kreiner sees Our Creative Juices as a consultant and creative shop for station broadcast groups.

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