CBS began this broadcast day atop New York City. It will end it on Broadway, at the Ed Sullivan theater where David Letterman will host his last Late Show. But this morning, a first.
CBS This Morning became the first TV program to broadcast its full 2-hour show from One World Trade Center, the 102nd floor in fact. “Everybody says the star of this show is the view,” said Gayle King. “A birds-eye view of the greatest city in the world,” added Norah O’Donnell.
Guests included New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, actor George Clooney and New York native, CNN host, and 60 Minutes contributor Anderson Cooper. With Cooper, Gayle, Norah and Charlie Rose talked about what the WTC means to NYC, Letterman’s legacy, and Cooper’s live stage show with Andy Cohen. O’Donnell also wanted to know if anyone has used the fire pole in Cooper’s home, which is a former fire house in lower Manhattan. “Whenever I have a party, everybody wants to slide down my pole,” said Cooper. “I have the honor of saying Madonna slid down my pole.”