CLL #705 (feat. Arianna Huffington) – 06/11/1998 – Thursday Night Show
Source – Kevin Tape (2016) with JBJ Tape (2008) and Spinfly Tape (2009) Patches
This is the new Kevin Tape with patches from the Spinfly Tape and the JBJ tape, Arianna is making her one and only appearance on CLL, it is very heavily themed around politics, tis the season! Adam and Drew have an off-air argument about therapy that bleeds onto the airwaves, engineer Mike has secured the Christopher Lowell drops for Adam and he uses them to great effect, really “filling that space” in the process. Arianna is a fan favorite guest, people love her pronunciations and engagement in the show, solid ep, it’s too bad she never came back like she promised.
Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, which is now owned by AOL. She was a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, after which, in the 1990s, she offered liberal points of view in public, while remaining involved in business endeavors. Her full name is often rendered in English as Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington. She is the former spouse of former Republican congressman Michael Huffington. Before she married Michael Huffington, her name was typically rendered in English as Stassinopoulos rather than Stassinopoulou. In 2003, she ran as an independent candidate for governor in the California recall election and lost.
In 2009, Huffington was #12 in Forbes‘s first-ever list of the Most Influential Women In Media. She has also moved up to #42 in The Guardian‘s Top 100 in Media List. As of 2014, she is listed by Forbes as the 52nd Most Powerful Woman in the World.
In 2011, AOL acquired The Huffington Post for US$315 million, and made Huffington the President and Editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, which included The Huffington Post and then-existing AOL properties including AOL Music, Engadget, Patch Media, and StyleList.
On Aug. 11, 2016, it was announced that she would step down from her role at the Huffington Post to devote her time to a new startup, Thrive Global, focused on health and wellness information.