Warren Buffett, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, satdown with Becky Quick atthe Holland Performing ArtsCenter in Omaha for anseries of live appearances oCNBC’s Squawk Boxprogram from 6a to 9aEastern Time on Friday,August 22, 2008.nThis is the completetranscript, as prepared byBurrellesLuce.
: Good morning, everybody and welcome to SQUAWK BOX right here on CNBC.This morning we have quite a show in store for you coming up today. As you probably know,our special guest for the next three hours is a man who needs no introduction. We are talkingabout Warren Buffett. And, Warren, good morning. Thank you for joining us this morning.
(Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO): Yeah, early morning, right.
: Very early morning. You've only had a couple of complaints about that, right?
: No, I try not to complain too much.
: Well, good morning. Thank you for joining us today. We have an awful lot to talkabout this morning. Also, this is a worldwide, around-the-world show this morning. From theworld's most famous investor, we're being--going to be going to the world's most celebratedathletes. Carl, you know, the Summer Games are coming to a close. You've been therecovering the whole thing and what are your feelings as we get to this final end of the entireOlympic Games?
, co-anchor (Beijing): I was just going to say, Becky, this has got to bethe first ever broadcast of split anchor Beijing-Omaha show in the history of television. We'vegot a lot going on here. We've had--we've had pretty good success, the Americans winninggold in soccer, beach volleyball, going for the gold in volleyball. We'll bring you up to speed on
CNBC’s Squawk Box – “Three Hours withWarren Buffett” Transcript
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