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    Hi all!Could anyone help with this dialogue in "The Ides of March" movie. Adviser remind Governor about meeting:- Don't forget you have Charlie Rose at 6.- Right. Yeah. Why am I doing him?- It's long-form. He's flying in.What does this mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiTm View Post
    Hi all!Could anyone help with this dialogue in "The Ides of March" movie. Adviser remind Governor about meeting:- Don't forget you have Charlie Rose at 6.- Right. Yeah. Why am I doing him?- It's long-form. He's flying in.What does this mean?
    I imagine that "he's flying in" means that he is arriving by plane. I have no idea what "long-form" means I'm afraid.

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    A long form interview. Charlie Rose sits for a half hour with one guest, I believe. Most politicians and such are used to the quick "state your talking points and get out" short interviews on most of TV.

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    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: long-form, flying in.

    Quote Originally Posted by RiTm View Post
    Why am I doing him?- It's long-form. He's flying in.What does this mean?
    "doing him" means "doing his show" which means "being interviewed on the Charlie Rose TV show". Why is he agreeing to be interviewed? Because it's a lengthy interview (long-form), and because Charlie Ross is arriving by plane (flying in).

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