BON JOVI OPENS CRIB TO TV CREW, AND YOU

Bon Jovi’s mansion on the Navesink River, as seen in 2008. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Person to Person,’ a TV program of bygone days that featured live interviews with – and often, tours of the homes of –  Marilyn Monroe, John F. and Jackie Kennedy, Marlon Brando and other big names of half a century ago, returns to the airwaves next week with a drop-in at the Middletown home of pop rocker Jon Bon Jovi, CBS News announced Thursday.

The comeback episode, to air Wednesday night, also includes tours of homes owned by two other “legends of today:” actor George Clooney and investment sage Warren Buffett.

The Bon Jovi segment includes a look at his “private recording studio,” CBS says in promo material.

The house has hosted the famous (then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, at a campaign fundraiser in 2008) and the infamous and unwelcome (alleged cat burglar Nick Tracy).

The original ‘Person to Person’ was hosted by Edward R. Murrow, and featured the iconic newsman smoking and interviewing celebrities via a remote link, he in a New York studio, the subjects in his or er home. It debuted in October, 1953, with tours of the homes of baseball great Roy Campanella and conductor Leopold Stokowski and his wife, Gloria Vanderbilt. The show ran until 1959.

The new program will be hosted by Lara Logan and Charlie Rose and is taped, not live. It airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 8.