It was a "love in" with Joe K sucking up to Ron P. Guess 100 mill to Columbia is some sort of free pass!
Perlman is CEO & Chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes. His 7 person board includes 4 members of the SIGA board (Rose, Bevins, Savas and Townsend). As I recall, a year or so ago checking SIGA major holders on Yahoo listed MacAndrews as a major stake holder. Did something happen?
Too bad the Long-Term Sentiment Disclosure doesn't include a Hold & Pray option!
The big announcement so far was his gift to Columbia Business School of $100M. Siga has not been mentioned, or even listed as a company of his. The focus is on his larger holdings, like Revlon, and the hosts are going crazy over the mere fact that they even have him on their set, slobber everywhere. ;)
There have been several appearances by him on these shows and I have never even heard him mention Siga or his investment in it for over a year. Before that I think I heard him mention it once in a list, as just part of his pharmaceutical investment strategy. It is a fairly insignificant investment for someone such as him and since he is not inclinded to enlighten anyone as to any rpogress he has become aware of, the entire thought process becomes a moot point..