Hillary Clinton To Do Half-Hour Interview With Fox News

Fox News Channel said it had secured an interview with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is believed to be considering a run for President of the United States in 2016.

Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren will conduct a joint interview with Mrs. Clinton on Tuesday, June 17, Fox News said. The half-hour segment will stretch from Baier’s “Special Report,” starting at 6:45 p.m.. and extend into van Susteren’s “On The Record,” ending at 7:15 p.m.

Clinton’s decision to appear on Fox News, which is often embraced by viewers with Republican leanings, suggests she is seeking a connection with an audience broader than her endemic support base. Like her husband, the former President, Mrs. Clinton is a staunch Democrat.

Fox News said the interview would cover topics such as  Clinton’s forthcoming book, “Hard Choices,” the upcoming 2016 presidential election and the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

For the news outlet, owned by 21st Century Fox, the “get” of Clinton is another signal of the importance of its audience to politicians and lawmakers. While other networks sometimes vie at different times of the day with Fox News for leadership among viewers between 25 and 54, the demographic most sought by advertisers in news programming, Fox News has dominated both CNN and MSNBC in terms of attracting total viewers for a long while.

A Fox News spokeswoman said the interview with Clinton would not air live, but was not immediately able to offer other details.

 

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