Howard Fineman has been promoting his role in the sale of Newsweek for $1 (and $70 million in debt) to 91-year-old Sidney Harman (the Harman in Harman-Kardon):
Fineman said he’s known Harman and his wife, Congressman Jane Harman, for many years. Their children all went to Sidwell Friends, the same elite school the Obama daughters now attend. Fineman said he doesn’t know Harman’s exact plans but described him as a “a deep guy” with varied interests in the arts and philanthropy.
Harman had better have a very deep interest in philanthropy, because he’s going to be pouring money into this sure loser for years to come. I wonder if Harman’s kids will still be friendly with the Fineman kids after they find out that Fineman Senior helped drain millions from their inheritance.