October 17, 2016
Renowned Financier and Philanthropist David Rubenstein Interviews Bill Gates, Lloyd Blankfein, Warren Buffett, Indra Nooyi, Kenneth Chenault, Eric Schmidt, and others
New York, N.Y. – October 17, 2016 – Bloomberg Media today announced the launch of a new prime-time television and digital series “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations.” In each episode, acclaimed financier and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein interviews one of the world’s most influential power players about their personal and professional journey. As a peer, Rubenstein asks his guests—including Bill Gates, Lloyd Blankfein, Indra Nooyi, and Warren Buffett—frank questions, uncovering the moments that define how they think, lead, and give back.
David M. Rubenstein is the co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most diverse private equity groups. A graduate of Duke and the University of Chicago Law School, he is chairman of the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, regent of the Smithsonian Institution, president of the Economic Club of Washington, and a noted “patriotic philanthropist” who has loaned his copies of artifacts such as the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, and Emancipation Proclamation to national museums. He also helped fund repairs to the Washington Monument.
“David is one of America’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropically motivated citizens,” said Bloomberg Media CEO Justin B. Smith. “He is also a gifted interviewer, genuinely fascinated by discovering what makes people who they are. David is singularly qualified to interview the best minds in business and we’re thrilled he’s bringing his talents to Bloomberg’s global audience. From these conversations our viewers will gain unique insights into what makes these titans tick.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity to help a broad audience better understand the great minds, leaders, and entrepreneurs of our day,” said David M. Rubenstein. “We explore life journeys, get at lessons learned, and find wisdom throughout. They are all titans, but we find the humanity that makes them real and approachable.”
In the first half-hour episode of “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations,” Rubenstein interviews Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates reflects on being a self-described “geek” and how his wife and children, and his mother’s death, changed his perspective on work. The episode debuts as a digital video on Bloomberg.com this morning and airs on Bloomberg Television this evening at 8 p.m. ET. The series will then move to Wednesdays, airing on Bloomberg at 8 p.m. ET, with episodes available on Bloomberg.com in the morning. Episodes will also livestream on Bloomberg.com, YouTube, and the Bloomberg terminal. Subsequent shows will feature interviews with Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs; Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway; Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo; Kenneth Chenault, chairman and CEO of American Express; and Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s parent, Alphabet, among others.
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), is the exclusive sponsor of “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations.”
Bloomberg Media is the No. 1 publisher of global business video, with a 14 percent year-over-year increase in unique visitors to its videos. Smith said, “’The David Rubenstein Show’ is an important part of our original television and video strategy: Creating high-quality and diverse content for business executives paired with global reach across multiple distribution platforms and experiences.”
For more on “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations,” including full episodes and clips, please visit bloomberg.com/peertopeer. Follow the conversation on Twitter by tagging @business. Bloomberg Television’s Matthew Saal is the executive producer and Seth Karten is the editor.
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Rachel Nagler, Bloomberg Media Communications