Bill O’Reilly writes best-selling books, his own show — right down to the teases — and, on tonight’s “60 Minutes,” we also learned he’s already written his epitaph. He tells Norah O’Donnell: “On my tombstone, Holy Rood Cemetery out there in Long Island, ‘He finally stopped talking.'”
For her profile, O’Donnell rode to work with O’Reilly as he planned that day’s show. Her crew also spent time behind the scenes at Fox News. “You’re spending a tremendous amount of time, interviewing me. And you do it because you like me. You want to be here,” O’Reilly says in this “60 Minutes Overtime” video.
“Well, I’m doing it because I’m interested,” said O’Donnell, “there’s clearly something behind why millions of people are watching your show, and why millions of people have bought your books.”
O’Reilly responds: “I think you’re doing it because you can’t believe it’s happening. That you are here because you can’t believe a thug like me is this successful.”