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President Releases Portion of 60 Minutes Interview

The president eventually walked out of the interview and later tweeted that Stahl was “fake” and “biased” and encouraged people to compare his interview to that of his Democratic challenger Joe Biden who was also interviewed for the show.

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President Trump made good on his promise to release a majority of the 60 Minutes interview with Leslie Stahl before it was scheduled to air on Sunday. Trump released 38 minutes of footage Thursday.

The president eventually walked out of the interview and later tweeted that Stahl was “fake” and “biased” and encouraged people to compare his interview to that of his Democratic challenger Joe Biden who was also interviewed for the show.

“Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS. Tonight’s anchor, Kristen Welker, is far worse! #MAGA,” Trump wrote on Twitter, linking to a video of the interview. Welker will anchor Thursday night’s presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee.

Stahl started the interview asking Trump, “are you ready for some tough questions?” At one-point Trump told Stahl that she had a “negative attitude.” It is rare for a president to release footage of an interview before it airs on broadcast television.  

The interview will air in its entirety on CBS at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening.

CBS released some footage from Sunday’s 60 Minutes interview with President Donald Trump.

The network revealed parts of the interview during Thursday’s CBS This Morning. Stahl asked Trump about domestic priorities and about the country’s greatest foreign adversary. One part showed Stahl disputing Trump’s assertion that he was leading the best economy ever.

After the network released the footage Thursday, Trump doubled down on his original threat to release the entire interview. “I will soon be giving a first in television history full, unedited preview of the vicious attempted “takeout” interview,” he tweeted.

Trump left his interview with Stahl early and did not return to tape an appearance with Vice President Mike Pence. The president accused Stahl of not wearing a mask, CBS disputes that saying that she did wear a mask but removed it once she entered the White House and social distancing began.

The episode will air on Sunday and feature Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Vice President Mike Pence.

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Tucker Carlson Takes Aim at Howard Stern Over Covid Commentaries

“Maybe it was coronavirus that broke him, maybe it was hormonal changes from middle age, he is now a coward.”

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Tucker Carlson took aim at a mega media star on Thursday night. The highly opinionated FOX News host made it clear, he views SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern as a coward.

During Carlson’s show, he focused on comments Stern made on the air on September 7th of 2021 and January 3rd and 19th of 2022 and followed up by labeling the king of all media as a coward. That was further supported on social media where Carlson tweeted out the clip of the segment where he blasted Stern.

“Howard Stern, by any measure, is one of the great radio hosts of all time,” Carlson said as he began his commentary. “He has made a huge amount of money for doing what he does but there is a reason for it. He was incredibly brave, vulgar yes, but truly talented, above all courageous.”

That was followed by Carlson mentioning a number of Stern’s accomplishments and crediting him for his prior fights against free speech and the government.

But then, Carlson described Stern as he sees him now.

“Maybe it was coronavirus that broke him, maybe it was hormonal changes from middle age, he is now a coward. His broadcast is now about cowardice. Amplifying his fears about corona over the air, and attacking, more precisely, attacking anybody else who has decided to live life as a free person.”

Carlson then aired the September clip from Stern’s show where he talked about wanting it mandated that everyone had to be vaccinated. That was then followed by a clip from Stern’s show in early January where he criticized Oprah Winfrey for holding large gatherings at her home.

From there, Tucker mocked Stern and moved into his next soundbyte from Stern’s January 19th program where he said that those who weren’t vaccinated wouldn’t be able to seek treatment at a hospital if he was in power and had his way.

The segment ended with Carlson stating ‘there is something sad about this’ before welcoming Jimmy Dore to the show, who proceeded to ridicule Stern and explain how the satellite radio host has lost his way and turned into a modern day version of Don Imus.

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Report: Gayle King to Renew Contract with CBS

King, who recently celebrated her 10th anniversary with CBS, saw her contract coming to an end this year.

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“CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King appears to be staying with the company as CNN’s Brian Stelter reports that she’ll renew her contract.  

King, who recently celebrated her 10th anniversary with CBS, saw her contract coming to an end this year. Furthermore, there was speculation whether she’d remain as her deal and that of anchor Norah O’Donnell is due to expire. 

Nonetheless, Stelter does caution that CBS hasn’t confirmed King’s renewal, and any new deal most probably never will be. Moreover, the morning show anchor is said to be discreet about contract matters.

“King’s future has been a guessing game both inside and outside CBS for months, so any end to the guessing is a step forward for CBS News boss Neeraj Khemlani,” Stelter wrote. 

A few months ago, CBS rebranded its morning show with King at the forefront, so it would be a significant loss to see her go less than a year into the new program. 

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Univision Taps Michael Schwimmer for New Exec Role

Schwimmer will help the network centralize the distribution of the company’s platform, content offerings, and sales prospects that drive revenue boost.

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Univision is welcoming a new executive as the network announced that Michael Schwimmer is taking over a newly created executive position as the President, Global Platform Strategy and Revenue.

In his new position with the company, Schwimmer will help the network centralize the distribution of the company’s platform, content offerings, and sales prospects that drive revenue boost.

“Michael will complement our team by leading global distribution for the combined library of Televisa and Univision content, including all subscription and content licensing activities, and will oversee our efforts to ensure that thousands of hours of our Spanish-language content reaches valued audiences worldwide,” Wade Davis, CEO of Univision said.

“His extensive experience leading the strategy for multicultural and AVOD offerings and his proven track record navigating corporate transformations make him the ideal addition to our team, and his expertise and passion for increasing Spanish-language representation in the media speaks to our company’s purpose.”

Furthermore, Schwimmer is assigned to facilitate Univision’s more than 300,000 hours of existing Spanish-language content to reach viewers worldwide.

“Univision is an iconic brand that embodies its mission of entertaining, informing, and empowering Spanish-speaking audiences across all facets of its business,” Schwimmer said.

“Supporting the global Spanish-speaking community has been a lifelong personal passion of mine, so I am pleased to be part of Wade’s compelling vision to bring high-quality Spanish language content to this still underserved audience in an advanced, consumer-friendly streaming format. I look forward to leveraging my experience and hitting the ground running with my new colleagues in streaming as we build on Univision’s content and create a truly unmatched global offering.”

Before joining Univision, Schwimmer served as Group President of Sling TV and Executive Vice President of DISH Media.

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