Barbara Walters Speaks to Bernie Madoff

By Alex Weprin Comment

With his wife Ruth set to speak to CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday and NBC’s “Today” on Monday, ABC News presented an exclusive interview with the ponzi-schemer himself Bernie Madoff on “Good Morning America” this morning… sort of.

Because the prison he is in does not allow cameras, Barbara Walters had to recount what he said to Robin Roberts:

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Walters is not the first journalist to interview Madoff from prison. She isn’t even the first TV news reporter to do so (Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino interviewed Madoff in August), nonetheless, her interview does attempt to undercut the upcoming Ruth Madoff interviews slated for “60” on Sunday and “Today” on Monday. Of course, without any photos or video, it is an uphill battle.