I’m sure there was a point in Steve Kroft’s life when he wanted to be a serious journalist, I’m guessing that was a long time ago.
Steve Kroft paid a visit to Piers Morgan on Monday night to discuss his 60 Minutes interview with President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Having covered Obama for several years, Kroft offered his take on the interview as well as Clinton’s tenure and future.
“Why do you think he keeps coming to you?” Morgan asked Kroft of Obama. Kroft posited that Obama simply likes 60 Minutes.
“We have a format that suits him. It’s long, we can do 12 minutes or 24 minutes,” Kroft replied. “We do a good job of editing.”
Adding that he’s covered Obama since his candidacy, Kroft noted it’s a “question of fairness.” Obama “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. Though we’ll let him answer the questions.”