Hero Pilot Giving First Interview To Katie Couric

Katie Couric has landed the first interview with hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who brought his distressed plane down in the Hudson River with all his passengers surviving.

The interview with Sullenberger and his crew will be shown on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Feb. 8.

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It’s a coup for Couric — and it may have come at the expense of her old show. Sullenberger had been set to speak first to Matt Lauer of NBC’s “Today” show, but that interview was postponed during the investigation of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 and its water landing on Jan. 15.

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