"We have dreamed about bringing a modern version of this great program ... back to CBS for years — and now it is happening," CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager said Thursday. "It is an exciting new development for us, particularly because it will be led by two of our most accomplished producers and two of our best interviewers."
The network didn't reveal who might appear on the premiere. On the original, which ran from 1953 to '61, the guests covered a wide range of newsmakers and celebs — Marilyn Monroe, John Steinbeck, Margaret Mead, John F. Kennedy (then a senator) and Fidel Castro (who appeared in pajamas).
In a statement, CBS said Person to Person "will retain many of the elements that made the original so captivating." Rose, the PBS interviewer who's joining CBS' revamped morning show, and Logan, the network's main foreign affairs correspondent, will bring viewers into the private homes of public people — musical artists, actors, directors and political leaders. Conversation will be the primary focus.