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26 Hours in Jordan: Charlie Rose’s Interview with King Abdullah II

“CBS This Morning” executive producer Chris Licht was on vacation in San Diego last Friday when he got a call: Charlie Rose had secured an interview with King Abdullah II of Jordan.

By Saturday evening, Licht and Rose — along with producer Paige Kendig and a crew, who had arrived earlier to prepare — were in Amman.

Rose, who has interviewed King Abdullah several times before, had a long-standing interview request in with him. “It was one of those things where the timing didn’t work out, and didn’t work out, and then all of a sudden it did,” Licht tells TVNewser.

After spending more than an hour interviewing the King, the group boarded a Jordanian army helicopter and flew to the Jordan-Syria border to a refugee camp which opened less than two weeks ago. The crew was allowed to shoot with no restrictions, Licht said, although many of the refugees shielded their faces from the camera out of fear for the safety of their families back in Syria. Read more

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Which TVNewsers Are Invited To Washington’s “Off-The-Record Dinners”?

Gwen Ifill.jpg The Washington Post‘s Howard Kurtz reports that for the past year, there have been a series of “off-the-record dinners” for top newsmakers and journos, organized by David Bradley, owner of the Atlantic Media Company.

The get-togethers are held at Bradley’s office and give, as Kurtz says, a “rarefied level of access.” Among the attendees (“as A-list as they come”): White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

And “among those in regular attendance” — along with numerous print reporters — are tvnewsers such as NBC’s David Gregory, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, and PBS’s Gwen Ifill.

“I launched it for the romance of it,” Bradley says. “It’s more book club than it is clubhouse.”