The cable networks have devoted significant attention today — and will tonight — to new accusations that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain sexually harassed two women during his tenure with the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.
The day’s big booking “get” went to Fox News Channel’s Jenna Lee, who interviewed Cain before his National Press Club appearance on “Happening Now.”
“I have never sexually harassed anyone,” Cain told Lee. “Yes, I was falsely accused while I was at the National Restaurant Association. And I say falsely because it turned out after the investigation to be baseless.”
Both MSNBC and CNN aired clips from the FNC interview in the noon hour. Both networks also dipped in to Cain’s remarks at the National Press Club live shortly after 1pmET. Although FNC did not take the speech live, “America Live” did devote a segment during the 2pmET hour on the other issues Cain addressed in his remarks.
Cain is set to do two more television appearances — with Judy Woodruff on “PBS NewsHour” and an interview with Greta Van Susteren tonight on FNC’s “On the Record.”
Lee’s interview after the jump…