60 Minutes has been going down the shitter for years now. They really need to do something after losing originals like Morley Safer and Mike Wallace. Scott Pelley & Charlie Rose is not going to take up the slack. And 60 Minutes has stopped being an investigative news program, so they need to replace that with alternate fakery. If you really cared about investigative news pieces for something that will get them sued, you're probably best off going to Vice or a foreign news service.
It's always about the exposure with her, and it's unlikely she's doing it cheaply.
I actually found her roundtable to be interesting. I really wish someone would get a 1 on 1 interview with that guy who says he loves Trump "more and more everyday". I hear people say that, but they never really give a reason why. Its always something like "he tells it like it is" which is total bullshit, that's not a reason to like someone. What is he saying that you like? Why do you like a president who is basically a petulant child.
I tuned into that episode to see the piece on Houston and I was blown away how little substance there was. The show didn't give any real explanation of how the city can improve is flood planning. It had the scene with the guy on the boat but didn't really explore what he was saying. It was a strangely vapid piece.
Her original dream was to be a TV journalist. She was an on air reporter for years at the start of her career.
For her, it might be one last hurrah to get a chance to do the work she felt she was meant to do. You know, before she dies. Lol!
I think one of the sticking points for Couric leaving CBS as an anchor was the unmet expectation that she'd be doing more work for 60 Minutes. It's been a standard for generations of journalists and Oprah's an interviewer at heart, but no business owner would offer their services for less than perceived market value, nor would they alienate their managers or agents by undercutting their negotiating efforts.
Maybe Gayle asked her to do it?
Maybe Oprah was board. Her segment wasn't that good. Disjointed would be a nice way of saying it.