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CBS plans new version of Edward R. Murrow's 'Person to Person'

December 15, 2011 | 11:31 am

"Person to Person," the iconic interview show hosted and created by legendary newsman Edward R. Murrow, will be revived by CBS News next year.

"CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose and CBS News Chief Foreigh Affairs Correspondent and "60 Minutes" Correspondent Lara Logan will co-host the new version, which will premiere Feb. 8.

The original "Person to Person" broke new ground in 1953 when Murrow began taking viewers into homes of famous figures, including Elizabeth Taylor, John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Harry Truman, Fidel Castro and John Steinbeck. The show also shows Robert Kennedy soothing his young children and Sammy Davis Jr. practicing dance routines.

In the new version, Rose and Logan will also go in the private homes of public perople, including musicians, actors, directors, political leads and news makers.


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Photo: Edward R. Murrow. Credit: CBS Inc.