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‘Duck Dynasty’: Fox News Lands First Interview Since Controversy Erupted

Willie Robertson set for New Year's special; 2009 vid surfaces of Phil Robertson urging men to marry teenage girls

Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson and his wife Korie will appear on Fox News Channel’s New Year’s Eve special Tuesday night, marking the first interview granted by a family member since the Phil Robertson controversy erupted nearly two weeks ago.

Willie and Korie Robertson will be interviewed by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Hemmer as part of Fox News’ “All-American New Year” special starting at 9 p.m. ET. Willie Robertson (pictured) is the son of Phil Robertson and CEO of the Duck Commander hunting-gear company that made the Louisiana-based family’s fortune.

Phil Robertson and other family members featured in A&E Network’s hit reality series kept quiet beyond issuing than a lengthy statement during the nine-day period when patriarch Phil Robertson was suspended from the show for making inflammatory statements about homosexuals, African Americans and others.

The elder Robertson was reinstated on Friday after an outcry by fans and conservative orgs who argued that he was being unfairly punished for voicing his religious beliefs.

As supporters of Phil Robertson cheered the successful campaign to pressure A&E, new video has surfaced from 2009, before the family became TV stars, of Phil Robertson suggesting that men should marry girls of 15 or 16. According to a report in the U.K.’s Daily Mail, the comments were delivered somewhat jokingly in a speech to the Georgia Sportmen’s Ministry org.

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