This morning, Matt Lauer and The Today Show promoted their exclusive interview with Jerry Sandusky from prison, set to air Monday. Sandusky will apparently speak out on the events at Penn State that led to his arrest and conviction on child sex abuse charges.
Sandusky has not been interviewed since he was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison last October. After Sandusky's disastrous interview with Bob Costas in November of 2011, I can only imagine what kind of lies and delusion he is going to spew at us.
"I say that I am innocent of those charges."
"I have done some of those things."
I can't even listen to the full interview with Costas again because this man is so vile. It wasn't announced by Today who is going to interview Sandusky this time.
It's baffling to me why Today would even want to TALK to Sandusky. Either he will again delusionally profess his innocence or he'll pull some sort of sick mea culpa and confess to his crimes on a morning talk show. My personal hope was that he'd go to prison and we wouldn't have to hear about his disgusting acts of abuse ever again. To now have to hear him speak publicly again is only doing a disservice to the victims. Today is even marketing the interview as "Jerry Sandusky In His Own Words." Gross.
It's worth noting that Today has fallen behind ABC's Good Morning America in the ratings and Matt Lauer is on the hot seat. You would hope any show wouldn't have to stoop so low as to turn to Jerry Sandusky to get people to watch.
@Nati2de This is why I dont watch news or news like programs. He's not relevant, why do we need to see him on TV
I can understand why John Ziegler wanted this interview... he needs money to produce his documentary on Sandusky, Paterno & Penn State. However, what he does not understand - and, by extension, neither does NBC - that the people's curiosity was satiated by news coverage of it already. There may be a few handfulls of people in or around Pennsylvania that care - the rest of nation doesn't.
I wholeheartedly agree with this blog. I am SO APPALLED by NBC doing this! I can't even begin to wrap my mind around why their producers would make such a decision! They certainly aren't thinking of the young men who were his victims. We have enough to deal with in this country, we don't need to hear from him ever again. NBC executives who approved this decision should be fired!!
@awfulannouncing for the record, that NBC promotion is misleading. I will be on the Today Show. Not Sandusky.
I will not watch this and I see no point in interviewing him. It's time to put him on the dustbin of history and move on.
@awfulannouncing because there is new information which puts Penn State\/Joe Paterno's response in very different light. Its about the truth.
@awfulannouncing trolling for ratings.
@NickinBaltimore whatever brings in the ratings...people can't look away from a train wreck
@NickinBaltimore its all about Ye ratings
@awfulannouncing Would you expect any less from the same network that got caught doctoring the 911 calls in the Trayvon Martin case?
@awfulannouncing Today show is desperate for ratings.
@awfulannouncing because NBC needs ratings in the worst way
@awfulannouncing Because housewives don't know enough about sports to talk NCAA Tournament. =o)
@awfulannouncing Think people will watch? There's your answer. (But I get it.)
%s %s I'm sure they did that on purpose. Just like %s keeps any story w\/%sy on their front page for weeks.
@Zigmanfreud John, people on PSU FB pages r scared of interview. I've even seen "move on" ish talk. They worry intvw is forum for JS.
@Zigmanfreud Can you elaborate?
%s %s The only time they will break big stories CNTRDCTING themselves=they can promote crap out of it. %s
@MattKearney13 ty, i can always count on u for an honest answer.
@Traci7399 I don't think they'd care at ALL......
@MattKearney13 i agree with ur thoughts. Wonder if the gen pop. would put any stock into a "joe didn't no" statement from JS?
@Traci7399 I don't think interview will b about Sandusky "admitting" anything. I think it will b about shedding light\/truth on JVP\/PSU roll.
@Zigmanfreud Seriously....I'm surprised at the reaction. I've posted a couple of things 2 try 2 calm them down. Maybe they are just gun shy