CBS EVENING NEWS' Scott Pelley to Interview House Speaker John Boehner, 2/26
Scott Pelley will sit down with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) tomorrow, Feb. 26 for an interview to discuss the package of automatic spending cuts, known in Washington as the "sequester," expected to take effect this week and the potential impact of those cuts. The interview will be broadcast tomorrow, Feb. 26 on the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH Scott Pelley (6:30-7:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.
With more than 20 years of experience at CBS News, Pelley has covered everything from breaking national news stories to politics to conflicts around the globe. Since bringing that experience to 60 Minutes in 2004, half of the major awards won by the broadcast have been for stories reported by Pelley.
Pelley's recent 60 Minutes reports include segments on late-breaking stories such as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the mass murder in Tucson that seriously wounded Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords. His list of interview subjects includes President George Bush; Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke; Justice John Paul Stevens; Afghan President Hamid Karzai; Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; and Sharif El-Gamal, the man behind the "Ground Zero mosque." His story of Mike Williams - the chief electronics technician on the Deepwater Horizon who survived the explosion that caused the Gulf oil spill - won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia award.