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Lara Logan, who was hired fulltime as a 60 Minutes correspondent last September and appeared this afternoon on a panel promoting Showtime’s new series spinoff 60 Minutes Sports — on which she serves as a correspondent — grew emotional while speaking after session. She was asked about any lingering emotional scars stemming from the frightening and nearly-fatal February 11, 2011 attack she suffered in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, during which she was groped, assaulted, beaten and had her clothes entirely ripped from her body. The attack continued for some 25 minutes and involved an estimated 200-300 men. When Deadline asked if the emotional trauma remained with her, she replied, “I think anything that happens to you on this scale stays with you forever.” Logan continued, “Am I traumatized? Do I have bad dreams? No. And after it happened, when I got back from Egypt, I was honestly almost elated because I was so close to death and coming to terms with being gone.” The gravity of that event contrasted today with Logan’s vibrant, vivacious demeanor and striking appearance, which belied feelings that seem to reside just below the surface, “I was dying in that square,” she recalled, “and I never thought I would see my children again. After I got home, for weeks I couldn’t believe I was alive.” READ MORE »
The show may come from CBS News, and recall the legacy of Edward R. Murrow, but it looks like there’s a lot of fluff ahead for the first Person To Person with co-hosts Lara Logan and Charlie Rose. Next week’s special will go inside the homes of George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi, and Warren Buffett. Here’s the release:
CBS News’ iconic PERSON TO PERSON will air as a television special on Wednesday, Feb. 8 (8:00 PM, ET/PT). Meet today’s legends and newsmakers, not in public, but in private – inside their homes, inside their lives. George Clooney gives Logan and Rose a tour of his Los Angeles home, while Warren Buffett opens the door to his Omaha office, and Jon Bon Jovi welcomes PERSON TO PERSON to his magnificent home on the Navesink River in New Jersey, including his private recording studio. Actor George Clooney, billionaire Warren Buffett and rocker Jon Bon Jovi share their most prized possessions and the unforgettable stories behind them.
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You can forget the cigarette. But we’ll see whether Charlie Rose or Lara Logan pay homage to Edward R. Murrow’s famous interview series by showing up in Seville Row tailored suits — and ending each broadcast with “Good night, and good luck.” CBS says that the new show will hearken back to the original by taking viewers into the homes of notable people, and frequently letting them lead the discussion. Here’s the release:
CBS News will revive its iconic franchise, PERSON TO PERSON, it was announced today by CBS News Chairman and 60 MINUTES Executive Producer Jeff Fager and David Rhodes, President, CBS News. The broadcast, based on the ground-breaking interview series created by news legend Edward R. Murrow, will begin Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 (8:00 PM ET/PT). CBS THIS MORNING co-host Charlie Rose and CBS News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and 60 MINUTES Correspondent Lara Logan have been named co-hosts of the series. In addition to her duties as Executive Producer of 48 HOURS MYSTERY and Special Projects, Susan Zirinsky will serve as Executive Producer, as will Judy Tygard, Senior Producer of 48 HOURS and Special Projects.
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