Fox News’s two-night special “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden” premiers tonight at 10pmET. Reported by FNC DC correspondent Peter Doocy, the special features an exclusive interview with the Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Usama Bin Laden.
Rob O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who, until last week, was known only as “The Shooter,” will open up about Operation Neptune Spear, the mission that killed Bin Laden.
TVNewser caught up with Doocy — only 5 years out of college — to discuss landing such a big get, his long-term TV news plans and the role his father, Fox & Friends anchor Steve Doocy, has had on his career.
TVNewser: So, how did you land such a important interview for “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden?”
Doocy: Rob O’Neill and I were introduced through a third party shortly after the bin Laden raid, and developed a relationship that made him feel comfortable coming to us when he was ready to tell his story.
TVNewser: This is obviously a major moment in your career that could lead to bigger things. What are your long-term career goals?
Doocy: The Rob O’Neill interview is certainly a career highlight, and I am so proud to be part of a project that will hopefully bring people right back to that great feeling they had on the night President Obama announced that a brave group of Navy SEALS, with the help of countless others in the military, finally killed Usama bin Laden. After this is all done, my goal is to remain as involved as I can in big stories like this, and I am lucky to work in Washington where there is never a shortage of stories that matter to millions of people around the world, like this one.
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