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Long Island’s Anthony Scaramucci to host ‘Wall Street Week’ on FBN

Anthony Scaramucci, left, and Gary Kaminsky on the

Anthony Scaramucci, left, and Gary Kaminsky on the set of "Wall Street Week," which premieres Friday, March 18, 2016, on Fox Business Network. Credit: Fox Business Network

A Long Islander who founded the SALT hedge fund conferences and co-founded alternative investment firm SkyBridge Capital has revived the long-running “Wall Street Week” TV franchise and is bringing it to Fox Business Network.

Manhasset resident Anthony Scaramucci will host the show along with another Long Islander, Morgan Stanley senior adviser Gary Kaminsky.

“Wall Street Week” will premiere on FBN at 8 p.m. Friday, and repeat at 8:30 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Sitting in for Kaminsky, a Glen Head resident, on that first show will be FBN anchor Maria Bartiromo. Retired Gen. David Petraeus, who stepped down as CIA director after revelations surrounding an extramarital affair, will be the inaugural guest.

The original “Wall Street Week,” a Public Broadcasting Service staple, was hosted by the late Louis Rukeyser for more than three decades.

Scaramucci bought rights to “Wall Street Week” in May 2014 and rolled it out to local stations in April before reaching a deal with 9-year-old FBN.

He said “Wall Street Week” was required viewing when he was in a training program at Goldman Sachs, but that the new version will do away with an opening monologue summarizing the week’s events in light of the modern age where anyone with a smartphone can get reams of market data and news.

Instead, Scaramucci said, he plans to focus on interviewing an “eclectic” roster of guests such as motivational speaker Tony Robbins and money manager Mario Gabelli, while also breaking down financial jargon into language that a lay audience can understand.

Scaramucci, who was reared in Port Washington, likens the show’s format to HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” in exploring the motivations and inner workings of guests.

“I want to get at what makes that person tick,” he said.

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