"60 Minutes" has scored an interview with the Navy SEAL who wrote a first-hand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, TV Newser reported on Friday.
The CBS newsmagazine will air the interview on September 9, according to the site. Scott Pelley announced it on Thursday's "CBS Evening News," noting that the SEAL’s identity had been “compromised by a television network.”
He was referring to a Fox News report that claimed to publish the author's real identity earlier that day. The SEAL had written the book, titled "No Easy Day," under the pseudonym Mark Owen. The Fox News piece prompted criticism from observers and a statement from the publisher.
The book, which was described as a "closely held secret" within Penguin, was announced Wednesday. The New York Times reported that the SEAL will appear in disguise when doing publicity. His voice will also be altered in interviews.
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