Exclusive - Fareed Zakaria Extended Interview Pt. 1

  • Aired:  07/24/14
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Fareed Zakaria envisions how CNN's ratings would soar in comparison to Fox News's if Jon were to run its programing. (2:02)

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, HE IS THE HOSTOF CNN'S "FAREED ZAKARIA GPS."

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO OURPROGRAM FAREED ZAKARIA.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]HOW ARE YOU?

>> I'M WELL.

I'M A LITTLE NERVOUS, BECAUSE IREALIZE I MIGHT BE SPEAKING TO

MY FUTURE BOSS.

>> Jon: YES.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]CAN I TELL YOU SOMETHING?

OUR FAKE KICK STARTER TO BUY CNNIS UP TO $150 BILLION NOW.

PEOPLE ARE PLEDGING $10 BILLION,$15 BILLION, $20 BILLION.

I MEAN, WHEN WE CHARGE THEIRCREDIT CARDS, I HAVE A FEELING

WE'LL BE DISAPPOINTED.

>> BUT I THINK, I HOPE THAT YOUEND UP GETTING CNN.

I THINK IT WOULD BE AFASCINATING CHALLENGE FOR YOU.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: I WOULD LOVE NOTHING

MORE THAN THAT.

>> NO, NO, I THINK YOU'D LOVEIT.

BECAUSE YOU DO AN AMAZING JOB.

YOU PROGRAM HALF AN HOUR.

>> Jon: 22 MINUTES.>> 22 MINUTES.

>> Jon: 22 MINUTES, BUT I DO ITFOUR DAYS A WEEK.

>> I'LL GIVE YOU, I'LL GIVE YOU,I'LL GIVE YOU THE OTHER EIGHT

MINUTES.>> Jon: IT'S KILLING ME.

>> SO THAT'S TWO HOURS OFPROGRAMMING A WEEK.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> RIGHT? CNN HAS 24 HOURS TIMESSEVEN...

>> Jon: SURE.>> 168 HOURS.

>> Jon: YEAH, BUT I'LL DO WHATCNN DOES.

I'LL JUST LET WOLF BLITZER FILLIN THE REST OF THE 18 HOURS.

[LAUGHTER]>> SO, YOU JUST HAVE TO DO 82

TIMES, 84 TIMES ASMUCH AS YOU DO.

>> Jon: YES. THAT'S EXACTLYRIGHT.

I THINK I COULD PULL THAT OFF.

CERTAINLY ALL I WOULD NEED IS AHOLOGRAM ROOM.

[LAUGHTER]>> AND MAYBE YOU WOULD NEED THE

MOLLY, NOT ME, THEN.

>> Jon: THAT'S PROBABLY RIGHT.

FOR $25,000, IF YOU DONATE TOOUR KICK STARTER, FAREED ZAKARIA

WILL DO MOLLY WITH YOU.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> I TELL YOU, ONE FINAL

THOUGHT...>> Jon: YEAH.

>> YOU PROGRAMMING CNNWITH MOLLY, WE WOULD BEAT FOX.

>> Jon: CAN I TELL YOUSOMETHING? WE WOULD BEAT FOX.

THAT WOULD BE NICE. YOU KNOWWHAT, COULD I JUST HAVE

IT FOR LIKE DAY? COULD WE DOIT FOR JUST DAY.

I WOULD LOVE THAT.

>> FOR A BILLION.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT.

A BILLION.

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