Anchors Charlie Rose and Lara Logan have been granted access to George Clooney’s adjective-free Los Angeles home, and Jon Bon Jovi’s “magnificent” home on the Navesink River in New Jersey that includes a private recording studio. And, while not allowing access to his billionaire-ish home, billionaire Warren Buffett has granted the two access to his Omaha office.
“‘Person to Person’ shows you how Hollywood’s most popular leading man unwinds away from the lenses of the paparazzi, where perhaps the world’s most successful investor conducts his billion-dollar deals, and the home studio where one of the world’s most legendary rocker composes and records his music,” CBS News hyperventilated in Thursday’s announcement.
Back in December, CBS News announced it was exhuming Edward R. Murrow’s celebrity at home interview series, “Person to Person” during the February sweep in the Wednesday 8 p.m. timeslot. Now, anytime CBS News mentions Murrow, The Reporters Who Cover Television reflexively begin to genuflect.
But when Murrow’s show debuted, taking viewers into the homes of celebrities, such as Groucho and Harpo Marx, Fidel Castro, John and Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Harry Truman, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, John Steinbeck, Marlon Brando, Sammy Davis Jr., etc., that kind of celebs-at-their-leisure access was rare. Now, in this Age of Ryan Seacrest and TMZ, you have to beat away glimpses of celebrities at-leisure with a stick.