Air Date: Sunday, October 26, 2008
Time Slot: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST on CBS
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Report Captures Cold Moment Between Pickens and John Kerry, Whose Presidential Campaign was Stung by Pickens' "Swift-Boat" Ads That He Does Not Regret

Charlie Rose makes his debut as a 60 MINUTES contributor this week with a profile of Texas oil and gas maven T. Boone Pickens. Rose's profile of Pickens will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Oct. 26 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The profile of Pickens takes Rose to the billionaire's Texas ranch and to the football stadium at Oklahoma State University that Pickens built for his alma mater. Rose and Pickens also go to the Democratic Convention, where he sought support for his "Pickens' Plan" to lessen America's dependence on foreign oil.

There at the convention, 60 MINUTES cameras videotaping the report capture the icy moment when Pickens -- the man who financed the infamous "swift boat" ads attacking 2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry - runs into Kerry to create a visibly difficult encounter for both men. Click here for an excerpt.

Rose later asks Pickens whether he has any reservations over the ads that were roundly criticized and partially blamed for Kerry's loss to George W. Bush. "None" responds Pickens. "You'd do it over again tomorrow?" asks Rose. "What I knew then, I know that same thing now and nothing has changed my mind about what I felt like," he tells Rose.

Rose, who has hosted and produced his own daily interview program, "Charlie Rose," on PBS since 1991, returns to CBS News in a similar role he filled on another CBS news magazine, "60 Minutes II," where he was correspondent from 1999-2005. Rose is scheduled to appear from time to time.

The award-winning journalist will continue as executive producer and executive editor of "Charlie Rose," now carried by 215 PBS stations around the country.

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