Maria Bartiromo, CNBC's disgruntled "Money Honey" pioneer, jumped ship from CNBC in November, ending her twenty-year reign at the business news network. Lucky for her, she landed an anchor job just across the street at FOX Business, where she's the weekday host of "Opening Bell."
Today Bartiromo launched the first installment of her new Sunday morning pundit showcase, "Sunday Morning Futures," where she'll be hosting big-wig guests to talk about the week's business news developments. Spiked-out graphs and Jamie Dimon apologia and whatnot. Surely more exciting than and "Meet The Press."
At the top of her first segment today, Bartiromo declared, "Unlike other Sunday morning programs who only bring you Washington's talking heads, we'll discuss how to recreate opportunity and get America back into a position of economic and financial leadership."
Bartiromo's first guest was former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.
At this late stage in his career, some would regard Larry Summers as a talking head.
Summers and the rest of Bartiromo's inaugural panel — including a non-profit medical research CEO, Merck chief executive Kenneth Frazier, and FOX News' own political gramophone Ed Rollins — spent the hour talking about Obamacare premium angst and the Affordable Care Act's impact on the job market. Which is pretty much what "Meet the Press" and Chris Wallace's "Fox News Sunday" covered this morning, plus other global developments, minus Larry Summers.