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Greenlit: Person to Person, CBS

Person to Person  –  A revival of a ground-breaking interview series  originally created by news legend Edward R. Murrow, which originally transmitted from 1953 – 1961.  Murrow took viewers into the homes of people whose names continue to resonate today: John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Harry Truman, Fidel Castro and John Steinbeck. Viewers saw Robert Kennedy soothing his young children, who had stayed awake long past their bedtimes especially for the broadcast; they also saw Marlon Brando playing bongos with a friend and Sammy Davis, Jr. polishing dance moves. CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose and CBS News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and 60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan co-hosts the series.

In the 2012 version Rose and Logan bring viewers into the private homes of  musical artists, actors, directors, political leaders and newsmakers. The freedom and spontaneity of the format allows guests to introduce friends and family members and show off items of personal or professional significance. Guests effectively lead the discussion as the cameras capture unexpectedly vivid and touching revelations. Conversation is the primary focus, distinguishing the series from more traditional interview programs and news magazines.

Channel: CBS

TX: 8th February 2012

Source: CBS Press release (via TV Series Finale)

Nicola Lees (8810 Posts)

I have worked in the media - radio & TV, production and post-production - for more than fifteen years. I have extensive experience as a TV development producer, and have originated, developed, written and pitched proposals for award-winning documentaries, docu-dramas and interactive TV events for a range of UK and US channels, including BBC, Discovery, TLC, Travel Channel and Science Channel. I'm the founder of TVMole.com, a website that provides industry intelligence to help TV professionals and aspiring filmmakers get their programme ideas commissioned. I've written two books for Methuen Drama/Bloomsbury: Give Me the Money and I'll Shoot! Finance Your Factual TV/Film Project (2012) Greenlit: Developing Factual / Reality TV Ideas From Concept to Pitch (2010) I've produced industry panels for Televisual's Intelligent Factual Festival (2010) and am a regular speaker at universities and film festivals (e.g. Sheffield Doc/Fest, Open City Docs Fest, Northern Nights Film Festival, Televisual Intelligent Factual Festival, Broadcast Video Expo). I've served on several film festival juries, including: FD4W International Film Festival, WFTV Awards, Northern Nights Film Festival and TV Collective Film Night at Portobello Film Festival.


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