Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Show Is UP: Land O Lanni

This week's podcast, featuring Terry Lanni, is now UP! Click here to hear it, right-click here to download it and here to subscribe in iTunes.

You know a recession is pretty bad when it’s felt even in Las Vegas. Terry Lanni, the CEO of MGM Mirage, spoke to Steve about these challenging economic times, about which of the young moguls of Vegas he admires and about the seemingly epic struggle to name the Cesar Pelli-designed hotel at CityCenter. Cesar's Palace, anyone? Plus, strong listener reaction to the letter about Vegas going to hell.

In Banter: MGM layoffs, Harrah's dumps the R-J, Christina Binkley ducks the trivia showdown, mobile billboards under the microscope, Steve goes to Scores and the potential for a Criss Angel nightmare for Cirque grows.

Links:

The R-J on the MGM Mirage employment cuts is here
Steve’s NYT piece and blog post on the Harrah’s-RJ issue is here
RateVegas.Com’s challenge to me and Christina Binkley is here
Read about the Las Vegas Monorail’s good news is here
Read about the Harrah’s name change is here
The Sun’s piece on the mobile-billboard issue is here
Steve’s Newsweek piece on salt-water pools is here
See Kool-Aid on Family Guy on YouTube here

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're column in the LV Weekly criticizing Christina Binkley was right on, but Steve, how can you make this mistake, the cardinal sin of Las Vegas journalists!

"Cesar's Palace"

You didn't even spell Caesars right! And we all know there's no apostrophe! Or was this Miles???

THE STRIP PODCAST GUYS said...

Silly - Cesar's Palace is a pun on the fact that CESAR Pelli designed the resort they can't seem to name. Re-read the line. It actually comes from Lanni's mouth.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I see... Sorry, I'm sometime a little thick...