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Acting On Request Of Iranian Prez., C-SPAN To Air Unedited 60 Minutes Interview

This Monday night, for the first time in six years, C-SPAN will air one of Mike Wallace‘s 60 Minutes interviews uncut and commercial-free.

Portions of Wallace’s interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are set to air on Sunday. CBS has given C-SPAN permission to air the 60 Minutes segment followed by “Wallace’s entire 90-minute interview.” C-SPAN’s press release says: “According to CBS News, the request to air the entire interview on C-SPAN came directly from President Ahmadinejad.”

C-SPAN programming VP Terry Murphy says “we agreed with CBS News that airing this interview in its entirety is very much in the public interest and fits with C-SPAN’s style of airing events as they happened and without commercials. This is also a unique opportunity for viewers to see for themselves the editorial process at a major network news organization, and find out which portions of an extended interview actually make it on air.”

C-SPAN aired Wallace’s uncut interviews in 1997, 1999, and 2000, as well…

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