On Friday night John Edwards appeared on ABC Nightline to discuss his affair with Rielle Hunter. The segment, which lasted a full 30 minutes, aired at 11:30pm ET, well outside of prime time. Nonetheless, Broadcasting and Cable is reporting that Edwards is furious with ABC for how they handled the interview:
Edwards had hoped to control the news cycle by making his admission late on a Friday night when the country was watching the Olympics and the long weekend yawned ahead.
According to multiple sources, Edwards was apoplectic that ABC News began promoting the story early on Friday, giving the rest of the media a chance to play catch-up and site ABC News' report. (Representatives for Edwards did not return a call or e-mail for comment.)
Edwards subsequently made solicitous calls to multiple reporters including CBS News' Bob Schieffer, who also talked to a distraught Elizabeth Edwards.
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