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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 01:50 AM
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Why didn't Katie do the 60 minutes interview?
Anyone else surprised that 60 minutes didn't get their #1 girl on the plane for this one? It was The President of the United States! What gives?
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 01:52 AM
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1. i think it was Obama who wanted Kroft
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 02:02 AM
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3. So, you're saying Obama made the pick?
Kroft did fine, as far as I was concerned, but it just seems strange to me that CBS' high-profile anchor wasn't the one doing the face to face. It struck me when they didn't have her doing the "this and Andy Rooney" for the intro.

Is it possible there's a shakeup coming at CBS? They're not putting her out as the face of CBS for their news for some reason. Again...this was POTUS! :shrug:
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MarjorieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 01:54 AM
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2. Kroft has been good until now; think shook by the economy as many are.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 04:18 AM
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4. Different Divisions...
Kroft has replaced Mike Wallace as the lead interviewer/personality on the show. While it's part of CBS News, it's operated independently. For years Wallace conducted the "carrot" interviews. Walter Cronkite never appeared on the show (IRC) and Rather didn't become involved with the show until the 90's (remember 60 Minutes II???).

Kouric will get her chance. She's been at several White House meetings with leading anchors already. While she's included on the show, this really isn't her turf.`
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 06:02 AM
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5. Croft has done all the Obama interviews for 60 minutes.
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