“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