Next up for Jerry Sandusky: a chat with Oprah?
Jerry Sandusky’s (perplexing) media tour may continue in the new year. Having already given interviews to NBC and the New York Times, Sandusky and his wife Dottie are reportedly open to a sit-down with the likes of Oprah Winfrey or Barbara Walters.
Sandusky’s attorney Joe Amendola told PennLive.com that the couple would also consider appearances on CBS’ 60 Minutes or NBC’s Rock Center — which already ran a phone-in interview between Bob Costas and the ex-Penn State football coach who’s been charged with sexually abusing boys. The appearance gave Rock Center a much-needed boost in the ratings on Nov. 14: The news magazine averaged a 1.3 rating/3 share and 4.4 million viewers, up 30 percent from the previous week.
Sandusky’s wife has come under scrutiny for what she may have witnessed in the family home. In the most recent indictment of Sandusky, a boy told the grand jury that the ex-coach assaulted him in the basement bedroom of the Sandusky home. Knowing Sandusky’s wife was upstairs, the boy screamed for help but no one came.
A sit-down with the couple could result in a ratings bonanza for whoever snags it. Even the women of The Talk told EW they would relish the chance to interview the notorious ex-coach, though cohost Sheryl Underwood quipped, “It just wouldn’t go good!”