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Eric Kuhn '09 interviewed CNBC's "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer on the set of his "College Tour" at the University of Southern California (USC) this month. Kuhn's interview will air on the season premiere of "TAKE 5," USC's premier entertainment show, on Friday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. EDT and 11 p.m. EDT on USC's television station "Trojan Vision." The show will also be streamed online at www.trojanvision.com, on Los Angeles public access Channel 36, the Open Student Television Network and UWire.

Topics covered during the interview included why Cramer is focusing on college students, how much of his show is entertainment versus business journalism, the growth of more business stations (Fox News, Bloomberg), his productions for the upcoming television season and, of course, what the last song he downloaded on his iPod was ("Buy U A Drank" - which he started singing and dancing to during Kuhn's interview with him). Kuhn also published a blog on CNBC.com about his experience interviewing Cramer and why he thinks Cramer appeals to the younger generation.

The executive producer of TAKE 5 is Justin Mandel, a junior at USC studying film and one of Kuhn's former high school classmates. During their senior year of high school, Mandel was the producer of WHHS News, a local public access show, for which Kuhn was the political correspondent. Among his interviewees were the Reverend Al Sharpton, former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey, CNN's Jack Cafferty and other local politicians.

On Friday, Kuhn also contributed an article to mediabistro.com's "J-School Confidential" series titled "State of The Campus Paper." According to mediabistro.com, Kuhn "takes stock of campus papers. … [and] explores the future of the college newspaper. He finds that while online sources for disseminating campus news are increasing opportunities for new journalists, there will always be a place for the ink and paper version." Mediabistro.com is a Web site for the creative/content industry that provides opportunities to meet, share resources, become informed of job opportunities and news, improve career skills, and showcase work.




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