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Posts Tagged ‘Donald Rumsfeld’

Jon Stewart Gets Serious About His ‘Most Regretful’ Interview

In an interview with “Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss last night, Jon Stewart revealed the interview he regrets most. It was his 2011 interview with the former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, “Because he started a war for no reason and lied a lot about it.”

Stewart thought he’d “nail him on that,” during the interview, but he failed.

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Washington Turns Out to Honor Bob Schieffer

Quite a turnout last night at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC, as Bob Schieffer was honored on his 20th anniversary anchoring CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

More than 500 people turned out to honor Schieffer, including the man who’s guested more times than anyone else: “I gotta say one word about the person who has been on ‘Face the Nation’ more than any other person in the history of the broadcast,” said Schieffer. “He’s actually older than me, not by much: John McCain over here.”

CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes threw the party which was attended by elected officials, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), below, and current and former administration reps, including Donald Rumsfeld, below, as well as Schieffer’s CBS colleagues including Jan Crawford, Chip Reid, Lara Logan, Bill Plante, and Nancy Cordes and from other networks, FNC’s Ed Henry, CNN’s Gloria Borger, NBC’s David Gregory and Betsy Fischer and PBS’s Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, and Jim Lehrer. Also on hand Carin Pratt, who helmed the show for 18 years.

“We just love Carin,” said Schieffer. “I really appreciate your coming back and being with us tonight.”

Mary Hager … is now the [executive] producer. And Senator McCain remembers Mary Hager when the two of us were chasing up and down the halls of Congress. And Mary has actually worked with me, I guess, more than 20 years. And she started very, very young — she asked me to say that.”

(H/T Playbook / Photos for CBS News: Chris Usher)

Writing a Book? Talk to Diane Sawyer

As we told you yesterday, Jaycee Dugard‘s book, “A Stolen Life” sold more than 175,000 copies in its first day.

The success of the book can be attributed in part to Diane Sawyer‘s two-hour interview with Dugard Sunday, which was watched by 15 million people.

In addition to Dugard, Sawyer sat down with Bob Woodward and Donald Rumsfeld for their first interviews during the promotion for their books. Both debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. It is widely expected that Dugard’s will too for the Sunday, July 24 list.

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A Tale of Two Interviews: Donald Rumsfeld on CBS’ ‘Late Show’ and MSNBC’s ‘Andrea Mitchell Reports’

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been making the rounds to talk about his new memoir, Known and Unknown. Last night he was a guest on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” and his afternoon appeared on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

Not surprisingly, the Letterman interview was much lighter, though the talk show host couldn’t resist taking a few jabs at Rumsfeld’s former boss:

And then there was Mitchell’s interview, which is one of the hardest-hitting interviews on daytime cable news in recent memory:
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ABC’s Diane Sawyer & George Stephanopoulos Set to Interview Donald Rumsfeld

Former  secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld has started scheduling his book tour for his memoir “Known and Unknown” — set to appear on ABC’s “World News,” “Good Morning America,” and “Nightline.”

Diane Sawyer‘s interview of the former secretary of defense will air on “World News” starting Feb. 7 — with portions of the interview airing on “Good Morning America,” and “Nightline” — marking Rumsfeld’s first interview since he left public service in November 2006.

Then, George Stephanopoulos will interview Rumsfeld in his first live television interview February 8.

Rumsfeld’s memoir, published by Penguin Books division Sentinel HC, hits bookshelves the same week as the ABC smorgasbord.

ABC’s official press release is after the jump…

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