The New York Times:Clooney, Buffett and Bon Jovi Featured on First ‘Person to Person’

February 2nd, 2012

The New York Times
February 2, 2012

CBS News cameras were lined up inside the billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s office on Wednesday for a new edition of “Person to Person,” a celebrity interview show that dates back to the 1950s, when Edward R. Murrow was the host.

Newly revived by CBS, “Person to Person” will feature Mr. Buffett, the actor George Clooney and the singer Jon Bon Jovi on the episode that will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The network plans to announce the lineup on Thursday morning.

The interviews were taped at the convenience of the guests, who allow cameras into their homes or, in Mr. Buffett’s case, their offices. Charlie Rose and Lara Logan are the interviewers in New York; they interact with the guests via a television screen, the same way that Mr. Murrow did.

“We tried to stay true to Edward R. Murrow’s concept,” said Susan Zirinsky, an executive producer of the new show and the crime newsmagazine “48 Hours.” “The two reporters remain in New York, and we are taken in by the artist or the newsmaker into a special place.”

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