The AP’s David Bauder follows up on Pres. Obama’s sit downs with the network anchors. “Gibson was first, followed by Williams, Couric, Cooper and Wallace. “It did have a ‘picture taking with Santa’ kind of feel to it,” NBC’s Brian Williams tells Bauder.
“The timing, one of the worst days of Obama’s young presidency, was awful for him,” Bauder writes.
“They may have regretted having us all down there,” said Jon
Banner, executive producer of ABC’s “World News,” who accompanied Charlie Gibson. “That was not evident from my interaction with the president or any of his staff.”