The article is good, and casts Channel9 and MS in a positive light, except the bit at the end, but it's a little bit naive to think that MS would not have involvement in PR when a big interview piece is coming up.
The file on the reporter just tells me that the PR team at MS does it's research, and tries to prepare people who are not necessarily trained to be spokespeople against potentially putting their foot in their mouth. There is no indication, although it is implied
a bit, that PR is always working in the shadows. The real truth is more along the lines of, PR is always in the background, like the Secret Service, trying to protect MS engineers from the media, but only getting involved when they have to. I hope!