*Next Friday (March 9) will mark the three month anniversary of “CBS This Morning” – an overhaul of the ratings challenged “Early Show” – with Charlie Rose and Gayle King joining holdover Erica Hill as anchors of the revamped two hour telecast.
For King, the new position was a huge departure from her previous gig hosting a three-hour morning radio show on best friend Oprah Winfrey’s satellite radio network. That format allowed her to conduct more in depth interviews with guests and to take more time discussing topics that drive the day’s news cycle.
The confines of television, however, make everything a tad more rushed.
“It’s different, but you still want a good conversation. You still want a great interview, and the thing is we are flexible in terms of time, somewhat. So you know that you have to get to your point quicker,” King told TV critics in January. “But I think when a guest comes in, you know what you’re trying to get from the interview, and we figured it out. We have figured it out.”
Below, Gayle says her dream interview for “CBS This Morning” would be a certain married couple in the music business who just had a baby.