The interview will air on a “20/20″ Thanksgiving special on November 29. Excerpts will begin airing next week across all ABC News platforms, including on “The View.” With Walters set to retire next year, the “20/20″ special will include a look back at interviews she has done with every President and First Lady since Richard Nixon was in office.
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ABC’s Cokie Roberts moderated a discussion with First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush this morning in Africa. Politico’s Mike Allen, who is covering the event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania says the event “looked like a first ladies’ edition of ‘The View.’”
ABC’s Jonathan Karl will interview George and Laura Bush who are in Africa for the George W. Bush Institute’s first annual African First Ladies Summit. CNN’s Robyn Curnow also sat down with the Bushes. That interview aired on CNN last night.
ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl will sit down with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush during their trip to Africa. The sit-down is scheduled to happen tomorrow after President Bush and President Barack Obama attend a wreath-laying ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to honor the victims of the 1998 bombing at the U.S. Embassy.
Portions of the interview will air tomorrow on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and Wednesday on “Good Morning America.” The full extended interview will air Sunday on “This Week,” which Karl will anchor.
In addition to a joint appearance for Bush and Obama, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama will participate in a panel discussion tomorrow at the Bush Institute’s African First Ladies Summit moderated by ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts.
Ebony magazine has revealed its Power 100 list of the most influential African Americans. On the list, Pres. Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Bishop T.D. Jakes. On the media side, ABC’s Robin Roberts is on the list. And while it’s made up of 99 individuals or couples, a book and a movie, one entire entity — MSNBC — is on the list. MSNBC counts Rev. Al Sharpton, Tamron Hall, Melissa Harris-Perry and Toure as regular hosts and in the just completed October ratings report, MSNBC marked its 33rd straight month as the the #1 cable channel among African American viewers (Mon-Sun, primetime).
Ann Romney kicked off her guest-hosting spot on ABC’s “Good Morning America” this morning with a slight mishap in the kitchen as she was cooking up a family recipe in the studio. “They’re burning. I’ve got a cooking emergency,” she said. “The griddle is too hot. But I’m here! I’m making Welsh cakes.”
“I love that commitment to the cooking,” George Stephanopoulos remarked as Romney took the cakes off the grill. “You were going to get that right even though you’re on television.”
Stephanopoulos noted that “GMA” has also extended an invitation to Michelle Obama to visit the show. “She is still working out her schedule,” he said. “We hope to see her soon.” Watch after the jump. Read more
GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s wife, Ann Romney, will be filling in for Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America” next week. Romney will guest host alongside George Stephanopoulos October 10, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new York Post‘s Claire Atkinson first reported that “GMA” was talking to Ann Romney. ABC has also reached out to Michelle Obama about guest-hosting the program, which is entrenching itself as the new number one morning news program.
Speaking of Robin Roberts, the anchor posted a blog from the hospital, and all the signs are positive:
At the start of this morning’s “Good Morning America,” Robin Roberts said she “slept like a baby last night for the first time since my diagnosis.” Roberts underwent her first pre-treatment procedure Monday for an eventual bone marrow transplant which will occur later this summer. Her sister is her donor.
“My family and I are comforted by the loving, tremendous response from everyone,” said Roberts.
.@RobinRoberts, Barack and I have you in our prayers. We believe in you and thank you for bringing awareness and hope to others. –mo
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) June 11, 2012
Roberts also spoke with Ann Romney “who’s had her own challenges,” Roberts said. “It’s really been comforting,” said Roberts of the outpouring of support.
Today’s debut of “CBS This Morning” was worth the price of admission just for the pleasure of watching 70-year-old Charlie Rose look into the camera and say: “It’s a huge Twitter topic that Twitter friends have been Tweeting.”
PBS’s cerebral late-night host was probably thinking: #WTF?
As the producers no doubt instantly realized, Rose’s comfort zone does not extend seamlessly to pop-culture stories like Beyonce and Jay-Z’s new baby. Still, he gets an A for effort, and so does the show.
Given CBS’s unbroken record of failure dating back to the launch of its first morning broadcast in 1954, executive producer Chris Licht made good on his promise to break the mold. There was no goofy weatherguy, no raucous fans outside the studio and, most important, no phony chit-chat among anchors.
In fact, unlike Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC’s hit ‘Morning Joe,’ (Licht’s previous credit), Rose and Gayle King rarely appeared together on set. He fronted the hard news-driven 7 a.m. hour, with the affable King on the lighter stuff from 8 to 9. Erica Hill, lone holdover from CBS’s ‘Early Show,’ crossed over both hours.
Instead of the traditional couch, they sat around a round glass table – perhaps an homage to Rose’s wood model on PBS. The glass-walled Green Room, which does have a couch, is also on set, which may well turn out to be a short-lived experiment.
There were several live shots of rocker Melissa Etheridge and Julianna Margulies, star of CBS’s ‘The Good Wife,’ chatting on said couch. They may or may not have been noshing on bagels. Don’t be surprised if this novelty wears off quickly. Many celebs, particularly those outside the CBS family, are not eager to be seen behind the curtain.
GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann wants an apology from NBC over what she calls “a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite.”
Bachmann appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Monday night, and as she was being introduced the drummer on the show played the song ”Lyin’ Ass Bitch.” Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson says it was a spur of the moment decision and meant no harm. Fallon has apologized and will talk with Bachmann today. But this morning on Fox News, Bachmann went one further and demanded an apology from the network that airs Fallon, NBC.
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