That Time Charlie Rose Was Invited to Dinner With Vladimir Putin

By Chris Ariens 

Following his interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin outside Moscow, airing on the season premiere of 60 Minutes tomorrow, Charlie Rose and his team, including 60 Minutes ep Jeff Fager, were invited to have tea.

“And tea turned into dinner. And the food kept coming in,” Rose said on CBS This Morning. “I’ve interviewed lots of heads of state,” Rose said, but it’s the first time he’s been invited to stay for dinner. The camera was allowed in for less than a minute, Rose said.

In the interview, Rose asked Putin about how he’s perceived in America. “Maybe they have nothing else to do in America but talk about me,” Putin said with a laugh.