“These shows will be generating revenue for this company 30 years from now. Some idiot will be sitting here looking at this list like I look at ‘The Honeymooners’ and ‘I Love Lucy,’ and saying, ‘Look, they’re still producing revenue.’”
First, there’s a crumb of news in there: Moonves plans on not being at CBS in 30 years. So unlike his boss, he has no intentions of working until he’s 90.
Second, I still think there’s a pretty good chance that the “idiot” reaping those rewards 30 years from now will be Sumner Redstone.