60 Minutes – Stormy Daniels interview air date confirmed; first teaser
For anyone still wondering about the 60 Minutes – Stormy Daniels interview air date, CBS News has now officially confirmed it: Sunday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time.
In a statement Wednesday, the network confirmed that “Daniels talks to Anderson Cooper about the relationship she says she had with [President Donald] Trump in 2006 and 2007, revealing details that bring her story up to the present. It is the first and only television interview in which she speaks about the alleged relationship.” The release notes that Trump has denied the allegations that are against him, and the timing of this interview took place “earlier this month after Cohen obtained a temporary restraining order against Daniels and she sued the president in state court in California.”
Why air this interview now? We know that there could still be legal issues that are being hammered out between various teams, and that may be why this is airing a little bit later than what was originally planned. Beyond that, there’s obviously a political significance to the interview and then also a ratings significance. 60 Minutes is a show that does routinely generate strong ratings but this has the potential to air one of its most-watched episodes in years on Sunday — which is saying something because this show is often the beneficiary of big NFL lead-ins during the season.
Below, you can also see the first preview for the interview, which features Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) being asked by Anderson Cooper as to why she chose to do this interview at this time. There isn’t anything else to the interview than that, and that’s probably a strategic move for the network just because they don’t need to show off too much of this advance. As to whether or not anyone will be excited about this that remains to be seen, but for now, CBS is probably going to get rather creative in some of their ways in which to hype this interview up.
Are you planning to take a look at this interview?
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