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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 11:30 AM
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Obama interview sets '60 Minutes' viewership record
Source: The Daily Feed

Barack Obama's first televised post-election interview gave Sunday night's "60 Minutes" its biggest audience in at least nine years.

The CBS News program was seen by 24.5 million viewers and earned a 6.4 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. That marks the show's largest viewership since 1999.

Veteran correspondent Steve Kroft interviewed Obama about a range of domestic and foreign policy issues in the show's opening 15-minute segment, then he spoke to Obama alongside his wife, Michelle, for two more segments covering how the election has impacted their family. Obama said the government should help the U.S. auto industry and reiterated his plan to pull troops out of Iraq, though the president-elect largely refused to answer questions about his cabinet choices, saying only that announcements would be made "soon."

"60 Minutes" has been on a ratings roll this season. Last week's episode interviewing Obama's top four advisers gave the program its highest audience in a year....

Read more: http://www.thrfeed.com/2008/11/obama-interview.html
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 11:43 AM
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1. This just in about about George W. Bush's book deal...
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 11:46 AM
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2. ROFL
:rofl:
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 11:50 AM
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3. LOL!
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 11:50 AM
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4. Funny.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 02:24 PM
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11. Oh lord. that is so cute.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 12:27 PM
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5. I could happily watch interviews like that one for years.
Edited on Mon Nov-17-08 12:28 PM by Voice for Peace
If they want to keep their ratings up, they ought to do a regular series. SERIESLY!!!
:fistbump:
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lynettebro440 Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 01:28 PM
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6. I do too
Those two make me smile everytime I watch them
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 02:02 PM
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9. me too.
so nice to see two intellect people.
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 01:48 PM
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7. Highest audience in years
Oh, like wow, man! Who could have thought that having someone on worth listening to and doing stories about, well, real stories would get people to watch.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 02:00 PM
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8. So what happened in 1999?
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 02:04 PM
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10. That's because he's hypnotized the entire world
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 02:54 PM
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12. It's the subject, not the show....
But glad so many people are interested (or worried?).
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 03:17 PM
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13. DARN!!! I missed it. I didn't know it was on. Rats.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-08 03:33 PM
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14. Here's CBS video --
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