The networks keep resurrecting old TV shows, much to the chagrin of many TV viewers. Well, CBS is doing it once again. This time, it’s the venerable interview program, Person to Person.
The original Person to Person ran for eight seasons on CBS, from 1953 until 1961. The series was hosted by news legend Edward R. Murrow for six seasons and Charles Collingwood for the final two. While Murrow is best remembered for his hard-hitting reporting, Person to Person was an early pioneer of celebrity interviews on television.
During the show’s run, some of the celebrites interviewed include Senator John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Elizabeth Taylor, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Liberace, Sammy Davis Jr., Groucho and Harpo Marx, and John Steinbeck.
The new Person to Person will debut on February 8th with Lara Logan and Charlie Rose as hosts.
Here’s the press release from CBS:
CBS NEWS BRINGS BACK “PERSON TO PERSON”