About Chris Licht, the New CEO of CNN, and His Grand Vision

From CJR’s the Media Today with Jon Allsop:

IN 2010, CHRIS LICHT, then the executive producer of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, suffered a brain aneurysm and, as he later put it in a memoir, his life “moved closer to the abyss’ edge.” As Politico’s Max Tani and Alex Thompson recounted recently, while Licht was in the hospital, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the hosts of Morning Joe, asked for advice from a friend who had experienced two brain aneurysms—then-Vice President Joe Biden—who subsequently called the hospital, helped facilitate Licht’s care, and checked in on him from time to time, beginning a friendship. Licht would later say that Biden is “a great and kind person,” and that a photo of Biden embracing Licht and his wife would “live on in our family forever.” Per Tani and Thompson, Licht also told Biden, at a party in the vice-presidential residence, that he saved his life.