TV Newser reports NBC's Matt Lauer has successfully solicited (pun intended) the first network news interview with Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) since he pleaded guilty after being arrested in a men's bathroom.
Even better, Lauer will interview Craig's wife, Suzanne. A political woman hasn't stood by her scandal-struck man like this since...well, um...I guess since Wendy Vitter did this July for her escort-service husband Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) (watch the highly uncomfortable press conference). Suzanne Craig has never spoken out about Larry's bathroom bust.
Craig's stepchildren, Shea Howell and Michael Craig, are the only other members of his family who have spoken to the media on behalf of their father. They gave an interview to "Good Morning America" on Sept. 4, shortly after details of their father's arrest became public. Michael Craig claimed his father was "a victim of circumstance, in the wrong place at the wrong time."
According to NBC's press release, Matt Lauer's interview with Craig will air next Tuesday during a "Matt Lauer Reports" prime time special. Excerpts will also run during the "Today Show" on Wednesday morning.