MSNBC Is Giving ABC a James Comey Lead-in With Its Own Special

By A.J. Katz 

It looks like the highly anticipated interview between former FBI director James Comey and ABC News chief anchorĀ George Stephanopoulos that will air on Sunday night is getting a nice lead-in.


The cable news network is presenting a special edition of its Headliners series on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, and it will focus on the life and career of the former FBI director. Chris Matthews will narrate the special.

Not to be outdone, Fox News is airing a James Comey special Sunday at 9 p.m. as well. Hosted by The Revolution host Steve Hilton, The Trial of James Comey will explore the actions of then-FBI Director alongside a panel of legal experts. They include: retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, former prosecutor and The Five co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle, FNC legal analyst Gregg Jarrett and more.


The ABC 20/20 special will air at 10 p.m. ET.

Politico reports that the Comey-Stephanopoulos interview lasted a whopping 5 hours. If accurate, ABC News has more than enough material than it can possibly fit into an hour-long special.

The question becomes: What will the network do with the additional footage?