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’48 Hours’ Celebrates ‘The Whole Gritty City’ at NYC Premiere

The Whole Gritty City premiereMore than 300 people attended a premiere of a new “48 hours” feature-length documentary, “The Whole Gritty City,” at the Leonard Nimoy Theater in NYC on Thursday night. The film, which is by “48 Hours” editor-producer Richard Barber and photojournalist Andre Lambertson, follows three New Orleans marching bands as they prepare to march in Mardi Gras parades.

Several “48 Hours” staffers attended the event, including correspondent Susan Spencer and senior producers Peter Schweitzer, Anthony Batson and Judy Tygard. In a speech at the premiere, senior executive producer Susan Zirinsky said the film, which will air on CBS at 9pmET on February 15, was both heartbreaking and inspirational.

“Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for just getting us here,” Wilbert Rawlins Jr., the band director at Landry Walker High School, said to Barber and Lambertson in his remarks. “For a lot of children, the band is their lifeline.”

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‘Person to Person’ Returns with George Clooney, Warren Buffett, Jon Bon Jovi

Almost 60 years after Edward R. Murrow took viewers into the homes of icons like John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, and Elizabeth Taylor, CBS News’ “Person to Person” is back as a television special airing Wednesday, at 8pmET/PT.

The modern day hosts, Lara Logan and Charlie Rose get a tour of George Clooney‘s Los Angeles home. Warren Buffett opens up his Omaha office, and Jon Bon Jovi welcomes the show to his New Jersey mansion.

“What sets our broadcast apart is the unique access,” says Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky.

“When someone opens their home, they’re sharing a part of themselves that traditional interview programs can’t reach,” adds Co-EP Judy Tygard.

“Person to Person” debuts on the same night that NBC’s “Rock Center” moves to its new night, Wednesday’s at 9pmET/PT.

CBS News Reviving Primetime Interview Series ‘Person to Person’

CBS News is reviving “Person to Person,” the classic interview series hosted by Edward R. Murrow from 1953-1961. The revived “Person” will run as one-hour specials on CBS, with the first edition of the program airing Wednesday, February 8 2012.

“CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose and CBS chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan will host the program, which is expected to originate from the new studio being constructed for the CBS morning program.

Susan Zirinsky will EP “Person,” in addition to her role as EP of “48 Hours Mystery,” Judy Tygard will also serve as EP.

“We have dreamed about bringing a modern version of this great program, ‘Person to Person,’ back to CBS for years – and now it is happening,” said CBS News chairman Jeff Fager in a statement. “It is an exciting new development for us, particularly because it will be led by two of our most accomplished producers and two of our best interviewers.”

More information about the series, after the jump.

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