‘Provocative’ Programming

Tina Brown joins CNBC to host "Topic A," a new quarterly series
of hour-long specials debuting March 20 at 9 p.m. (EST). Brown, the
former editor-in-chief of Talk magazine, will discuss what the
network refers to as "provocative topics" related to politics,
business and culture with her guests. The criterion for a guest:
"opinionated." The first installment, which airs a few days before
the Oscars, will focus on Hollywood and the conflict between art
and commerce. Kathy O'Hearn will be executive producer. (201/585-