CBS said the interview will be broadcast on Sunday evening, just a few hours after taping. 60 Minutes is the country’s most popular news program.
The campaign has an opportunity to reach tens of millions of viewers just one day after announcing the selection of Mr. Ryan as Mr. Romney’s running mate, thereby creating another news peg for its rollout of what it has dubbed “America’s Comeback Team.” And CBS, with “60 Minutes,” has the shelf space for the interview on its schedule.
The interview will not take up the entire hour of the show (which is currently on vacation and showing reruns).
Stelter notes that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had similarly chosen 60 Minutes for their interview after the announcement of Biden as Obama’s running mate.
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