VIDEO: Steve Kroft On Why Obama Appears On 60 Minutes: "I Think He Knows That We're Not Going To Play Gotcha With Him"Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:34
VIDEO: Steve Kroft On Why Obama Appears On 60 Minutes: "I Think He Knows That We're Not Going To Play Gotcha With Him"
Posted on January 29, 2013
PIERS MORGAN: Let me ask you at the top, why do you think he keeps coming to you? Because there’s two schools of thought. One, is that you're the most brilliant, penetrating interviewer on American television. And the other one is that you give him a soft time. Neither of which I suspect is entirely the true picture.
STEVE KROFT, "60 MINUTES" CORRESPONDENT: No, I think that first of all, I think he likes "60 Minutes." It’s, you know, we have a huge audience. We have a format that suits him, it's long. We can do 12 minutes or 24 minutes. We do, you know, we do a good job of editing. And I’ve been doing these interviews with him since a few weeks before he declared his candidacy. So I covered him during the campaign and have kept doing it in the White House.
But I think it's a question of fairness. We have not -- I think he knows that we're not going to play gotcha with him, that we're not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid and we'll let him answer the questions. (Piers Morgan Tonight, January 28, 2013)