Friday, July 26, 2002

President Bush will give an exclusive interview this September 11 to Scott Pelley, a fine reporter on a fine newsmagazine, 60 Minutes II on CBS. Ari Fleischer says granting just one interview "allows a real focus on what the president wants to say." He didn't say it spares the president from gratingly repetitive questions and an emotionally draining interview regime, but you get the idea. In age of Barbie anchors, it will be good to have the gravitas of Dan Rather, Christiane Amanpour, Ed Bradley, Steve Kroft, Andy Rooney, and other wise veterans capturing the mood of the first 9-11 anniversary for CBS. More from Howard Kurtz in the Washington Post:

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