“60 MINUTES” TO GO FORWARD WITH TRUMP INTERVIEW SUNDAY
NEW YORK (AP) – In the end – literally and figuratively – CBS will have the final word on the interview Lesley Stahl did with President Donald Trump. The network says it will still air the chat on Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” despite Trump’s release of unedited footage from the interview three days before the newsmagazine. Trump says he posted the video online to show his followers he gave “full, flowing and ‘magnificently brilliant answers” while Stahl exhibited “constant interruptions and anger.” It’s unclear whether releasing the clips had the desired effect. The Trump video showed an increasingly agitated president sparring with Stahl on a number of issues before abruptly ending the session.
JUDGE DISMISSES ONE OF TWO LAWSUITS CLAIMING MICHAEL JACKSON CHILD SEX ABUSE
LOS ANGELES (AP) – One of the two lawsuits claiming sexual abuse by Michael Jackson has been tossed out of court. A judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a lawsuit by James Safechuck, who claims the late pop star abused him as a boy. In his ruling, Superior Court judge Mark A. Young said Safechuck had no legal standing to sue because he had no ties to either of the two companies Jackson owned. The judge said if he had, it’s possible Safechuck could have held the companies responsible. A second lawsuit, by Wade Robson, remains in place. Both men amplified their abuse claims in the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland.” During his life, Jackson denied abusing anyone – and his estate continues to do so.
WORLD SERIES RATINGS CONTINUE TO DECLINE
UNDATED (AP) – The ratings for the World Series so far are in. And so far, the results are a swing and a miss. For a second straight night, the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays set a record-low audience. Nielsen reports Wednesday’s Game 2 was seen by an average of 8.9 million TV viewers. That’s fewer than the 9.1 million that watched Game 1 Tuesday night. Both are lower than the previous low for any game before this year. That was in 2008, when Tampa Bay played the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series.