Katie Couric’s interview with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates airs this Sunday, May 15 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

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33 Responses to “gates”

  1. 1 meta
    May 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    You’re MOST welcome, Chipster!!

    I found another quote from this segment:

    Of the May 1st raid on bin Laden compound, Gates says, “frankly, my heart was in my mouth.”

    60 Minutes sure did manage to get a couple of premier scoops. Is The Apprentice still on? LOLz!!!!!!!!!

  2. 5 Fred
    May 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Preach it brother Gates!

    thank you Chip 😉

    have ya’ll seen THIS? someone’s got some splaining to do 😉


    enjoy 😆

  3. 12 StR
    May 12, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Can’t wait for the “Thirteen Days”-esque movie. I’m sure there will made-for-tv attempts, but I think a major motion picture one will have to be 20 years out so all the players are out of government/military so we can really get a true story.

    • 13 Tracy Thompson
      May 12, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      The director of the Hurt Locker, K Bigelow, has already been working on a movie on the hunt for Bin Laden. Now she has an ending and many interested backers!

      • 14 meta
        May 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm

        The Hurt Locker was an incredible film.

      • 15 StR
        May 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm

        It has to end with the President Obama character walking to the podium to make the announcement to the world as the credits roll over his speech.

        I think it’s too soon to get the true, real story. Too much stuff would be classified or untold because of folks still alive and active in politics and the military. I’d expect this story to be fictional, tough based on reported events.

    May 12, 2011 at 6:26 pm


  5. 18 GGail
    May 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    CBS/60 Minutes is racking some “must watch tv” points

  6. 19 Tien Le
    May 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    That clip alone puts the whole Sunday show farce to shame.

  7. 21 lisa
    May 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I’m gonna cry when Bob goes…..he’s so sweet and sincere. Don’t go Bob, don’t leave PBO….
    ps-Bob’s been a great treasure to the USA, as sad as I will be when he goes, he’s dedicated many, many years and sacrificed alot in order to serve the American people. Love you, Bob. *tears*

    • 22 StR
      May 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      One thing that is mentioned a lot is how the pissing matches between intelligence and the military have ended with Gates at the helm. Gates was Deputy Director of the CIA earlier in his career and then SecDef so knew both worlds and had their respct – now President Obama moved the current director of the CIA to the Pentagon and Petraeus to head the CIA, likely to keep the same cohesive relationship in place with Gates deservedly retiring.

      • 23 Theo67
        May 13, 2011 at 1:29 am

        I’m not convinced yet that Panetta will be able to fill those shoes – I hope so. Don’t want to be negative… but he seems to have loose lips.

        • 24 Audrey
          May 13, 2011 at 6:40 am

          Part of that sly, petty Clinton clique. I remember during the primaries he was not particularly nice to PBO. He had these forums in Monterey and he’d have idiots like Tucker f*#king Carlson spewing crap and Bill Prest doing his Hillary jig. I think it was Podesta who recommended him for the CIA job and I remember Diane Feinstein laying eggs and threatening to block his confirmation because he was not her choice and her opinion had not been sought.
          These are the types of “Democrats” PBO has had to work with – frustratingly slim pickings for integrity and loyalty! Makes the President’s accomplishments that more amazing!

    • 25 Luci1119
      May 12, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      Yeah, I kind a like Bob Gates myself, always got a good vibe from him. May God bless you Real good Secretary Bob Gates, and thank you for your great Service 🙂

  8. 26 CTGirl
    May 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Wow! I look forward to this Sunday!

  9. 27 Barb
    May 12, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I agree GGail. I would rather see an interview with someone with clout like Gates on 60 minutes than on the Sunday morning lineup. To me it carries more weight at a time that has a larger viewing audience.

    I respect Gates. He has performed a great service to our country for many years. I will miss him.

    • 28 hopefruit2
      May 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      True. Secretary Gates has really come through for our President and for this country. I too will be sad when he leaves.

  10. 29 GGail
    May 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    You know Barbara Walters is on medication now because she didn’t land either interview. 60 Minutes has proven to be a more worthy news magazine than Barbara Walters or 20/20 IMO.

    • 30 hopefruit2
      May 12, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      I thought her primary concern was the Royal Wedding, no? She was probably still overseas or on her way back from England when Bin Laden was killed.

    • 31 Audrey
      May 13, 2011 at 6:46 am

      Barbara is not now and never was a journalist! She does gossip and fluff and even that unfortunately, she does rather unimpressively!

    • 32 anniebella
      May 13, 2011 at 6:47 am

      Well Barbara can always go get her pal Donald Trump or how about Newt, she can get them for an interview, although I doubt if anyone would watch.

  11. 33 AnitaW
    May 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I will have to make sure I watch it.

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