Michael Eisner

Friday, October 11, 2013

Michael Eisner, co-founder of the Eisner Foundation and former chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company, talks about his foundation's work to promote multi-generational programming, and his thoughts on the state of the economy.

*Spoiler alert: in the course of discussing the government shutdown, the ending (final shot) of the film "Gravity" is discussed. 


Michael Eisner

Comments [17]

Lucy Sefia

My daughters and I are true representatives and believers in Intergenerational programs, being devoted members of the NJIO. I would thus like to thank Mr. Eisner for being a fervent promoter of organizations like ours. I cannot express in words the joy my girls and I feel at group rehearsals every week.

Oct. 14 2013 09:49 PM

Boy, am I glad I saw Gravity Monday night. Sorry for everyone who got spoiled by Eisner. I can't believe they didn't edit it out for replays or that Brian didn't at least apologize during the segment.

Oct. 11 2013 01:29 PM
DYV from Park Slope


Oct. 11 2013 01:04 PM

It is truly amazing that this D#@K was in the Entertainment/Media Industry for 20+ years- and he cluelessly gives away the ending to a movie that JUST came out.
Possibly the dumbest MF'er I ever heard on this show- Actually, I just heard Lonegan- so maybe the 2nd dumbest.

Oct. 11 2013 11:47 AM

Maybe this guy can also spoil a movie for us?

Oct. 11 2013 11:16 AM
Ronald Gross from Great Neck, NY

Deploring the Republicans who are threatening to push the Nation into default, Mr. Eisner carried on about the anxiety, panic, pain, and anguish suffered by Americans who are accustomed to relying on the security of the nation's credit-worthiness. Imperilling that security that we are accustomed to, and deserve, is just intolerable, he proclaimed.

But poor people like that McDonald's worker who interrupted the McD CEO's speech yesterday to ask why she isn't making a living wage after 10 years at her job, suffer that degree of anxiety, panic, pain, and anguish every day.

Oct. 11 2013 11:15 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heigts

Why are moviet ticket prices so HIGH?

A movie theater on Broadway in the UWS charges $15 for an adult ticket!

Seems to me that movie theaters are pricing themselves out of existence.

Oct. 11 2013 10:53 AM
Susan Peterson from New Providence, NJ

I am the president of the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (, and we were one of the 5 finalists Michael mentioned this morning. I want to take this opportunity to thank the Eisner Foundation publicly for naming us a finalist and for the work they do in bringing Integerenerational programming to national attention.

Oct. 11 2013 10:48 AM
John A

From the commercials, I thought everybody dies. The person who spoiled it for me (someone else) just made me feel better about going.

Oct. 11 2013 10:46 AM
Tom from Toronto

Is there a greater a**hole in Hollywood than this guy? thanks for the spoiler alert jerk!

Oct. 11 2013 10:44 AM
Mark from Maplewood, NJ

On behalf of everyone (like me) who was planning to see "Gravity" this weekend -

Thanks for nothing, Mr. Eisner, for revealing the end of the movie for the purpose of your analogy.

Oct. 11 2013 10:42 AM
MC from Manhattan

Hey he just spoiled the ending to "Gravity" !

Oct. 11 2013 10:42 AM
Jonathan from brooklyn

did Michael Eisner really just give away the ending to Gravity while making an analogy to the crisis in Congress? what a jerk move.

Oct. 11 2013 10:41 AM
Nota from Ridgewood

Brian not nice! Michael Eisner just spoiled Gravity for us all. I was going to see that this weekend. I'm really unhappy right now!

Oct. 11 2013 10:41 AM

Sorry, Did he just spill the end to Gravity???

Oct. 11 2013 10:41 AM
Jeremykb718 from Manhattan

Are you kidding me! Why did ME just give away the end of Gravity!?!?!?
Many swear words!

Oct. 11 2013 10:41 AM
John A

There was once an appearance, long before fame, in an Albert Brooks short of a marketing brain "David Ellsner". I'm not sure but it looked like Mr Eisner. It would be fun to know if it was him.

Oct. 11 2013 10:35 AM

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