The Best of the Best from TV news interviews, September 12 to September 17:
CBS’ Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama on 60 Minutes. “I have no interest in having a bill get passed that fails,” said Mr. Obama. “That doesn’t work. You know, I intend to be president for a while and once this bill passes, I own it.”
CNBC’s Becky Quick caught up with Warren Buffett, who was apparently one of three dudes to drop in on Fortune‘s “Most Powerful Women” conference. “For a guy that couldn’t get a date in high school this is Heaven, I can tell you that,” said the billionaire.
NBC’s Brian Williams interviewed former president Jimmy Carter.
“I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he’s a black man,” said Mr. Carter. “That he is African-American. I live in the South and I’ve seen the South come a long way and I’ve seen the rest of the country that share the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans. And that racism inclination still exists.”
And Maggie Rodriguez interviewed Eliot Spitzer on The Early Show on CBS.
“The young lady that you were involved with was in the news yesterday, and I just wanted to ask you about something she said about you,” said Ms. Rodriguez. “She says she wishes you well if you decide to jump back into politics…What are your feelings towards her?
“One has to just hope and forgive,” said Mr. Spitzer, “and hope everybody moves on in life and does well.”