December 15, 2011 9:05am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Interview Series 'Person to Person' Returning to CBS
CBS News is reviving interview series Person to Person.
The franchise, based on the series created by Edward R. Murrow, will take over the Wednesday at 8 p.m. slot starting Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.
CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose and CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent/60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan will co-host the series, with Susan Zirinsky and Judy Tygard (48 Hours Mystery) attached to executive produce.
“We have dreamed about bringing a modern version of this great program, Person to Person, back to CBS for years -- and now it is happening,” CBS News chairman and 60 Minutes EP Jeff Fager said in a statement announcing the news Thursday. “It is an exciting new development for us, particularly because it will be led by two of our most accomplished producers and two of our best interviewers.”
The series will feature interviews from the private homes of public figures including musicians, actors, directors, political leaders and newsmakers and allow guests to introduce friends and family and feature items of personal and professional value.
Murrow began the practice of going into the homes of the notable personalities in 1953, featuring the likes of John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and more.
“Building on the legacy of CBS News, we will present a broadcast that is both entertaining and insightful,” Tygard said. “It will provide a refreshing glimpse into the lives of the legends of today.”