’60 Minutes’ gets first Mitt Romney – Paul Ryan joint interview

For those of you curious as to where you can watch Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan speak out together for the first time since being announced as the joint ticket for the 2012 election, we now have an answer you — they will be on CBS and “60 Minutes” Sunday night.

According to the New York Times, “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer is interviewing the former Massachusetts Governor and the current Wisconsin Congressman right around this time today, and the interview will air mere hours later at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time. As for how many viewers it will get courtesy of people preparing for the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics, that remains to be seen.

Speaking to the publication, CBS News head Jeff Fager claims that this interview for the news magazine was something that has been a long time coming:

“We had been talking to the campaign for months about being the first broadcast to interview Governor Romney’s running mate.”

Romney and Ryan made the announcement concerning the 2012 race in an event on Saturday, and it quickly spread around the country through both news organizations and Twitter. This will hardly be the first TV interview that Romney and Ryan choose to give in the next several months, but few may be as publicized as this one courtesy of it being the first.  (We’re also suspecting that “Saturday Night Live” is probably already looking for the right person to play Ryan — can we suggest Zach Woods, whose character Gabe from “The Office” has been frequently compared to him?)

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