Warren Buffett once wanted to buy USA Today

In his USA Today column tomorrow, Al Neuharth writes about “good guy” Warren Buffett’s interest in newspapers and recalls….

buffettMy most memorable meeting with him was during an afternoon in my suite at the Park Lane hotel in New York in 1990. We both stayed at the Park Lane when we visited New York.

During that afternoon, he asked me to tell the then Gannett bosses that he’d like to talk with them about buying USA TODAY – and asked me to support his interest.

Our long afternoon ended with me telling him that I could not do that because I hoped Gannett would own and improve USA TODAY forever.