Charlie Rose, who has interviewed King Abdullah several times before, had a long-standing interview request in with him.
After spending more than an hour interviewing the King, Rose and company boarded a Jordanian army helicopter and flew to the Jordan-Syria border to a refugee camp which opened less than two weeks ago.
The crew was allowed to shoot with no restrictions, although many of the refugees shielded their faces from the camera out of fear for the safety of their families back in Syria.
Rose was on the ground in Jordan for 26 hours. The crew fed footage from Jordan to the CBS bureau in London, where portions of the interview were edited and aired less than six hours later, on Sunday’s “CBS Evening News.”
Portions have also aired on “CBS This Morning,” and Rose devoted the full hour of his PBS show to it. CBS also allowed the interview to air in full on Jordanian television.
(Source: CBS News and mediabistro.com/tvnewser)