TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Kurtz’s Dozier Interview: “Complicated Tangle”?

dozier_5-29.jpgThe New York Times’ Jacques Steinberg raises questions about Sunday’s interview between Howard Kurtz and CBS’s Kimberly Dozier on CNN’s Reliable Sources. Kurtz wife, Sheri Annis, is a publicist for Dozier’s new book, “Breathing the Fire,” which Dozier had come on to discuss.

Kurtz did disclose after the interview, “I should mention that my wife has done some promotion work for Kim Dozier’s book.”

But was the disclosure enough? “The notion that my wife got Dozier on the show is a bit silly,” said Kurtz. “I have wanted to book Kimberly on the show for a year, since she told me she was writing a book, which I mentioned in a lengthy Washington Post profile.”

Kurtz did say he asked his producers first, who suggested the interview move forward as long as a “disclaimer” was used.

Related: A TVNewser tipster tells us CBS’ Lesley Stahl‘s (not Leslie) name is misspelled on the jacket cover of Dozier’s book.

Earlier: TVNewser’s Gail Shister interviews Dozier about her book.

Update: FishbowlDC has put the question to a poll — so far, respondents are more in the “Kurtz shouldn’t have done the interview” camp.

Mediabistro Course

Online Production for Writers and Editors

Online Production for Writers and EditorsStarting July 17, learn how to create multi-dimensional content for your digital mediums! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to create content that is multi-dimensional and editorially relevant, use the web to its full potential, create stories that have social media campaigns built in and increase your value as as an employee. Register now!