Next up for Jerry Sandusky: A chat with Oprah?


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Jerry Sandusky’s (perplexing) media tour may continue in the new year. Having already given interviews to NBC and the New York TimesSandusky and his wife Dottie are reportedly open to a sit-down with the likes of Oprah Winfrey or Barbara Walters.

Sandusky’s attorney Joe Amendola told that the couple would also consider appearances on CBS’ 60 Minutes or NBC’s Rock Center — which already ran a phone-in interview between Bob Costas and the ex-Penn State football coach who’s been charged with sexually abusing boys. The appearance gave Rock Center a much-needed boost in the ratings on Nov. 14: The news magazine averaged a 1.3 rating/3 share and 4.4 million viewers, up 30% from the previous week.

Sandusky’s wife has come under scrutiny for what she may have witnessed in the family home. In the most recent indictment of Sandusky, a boy told the grand jury that the ex-coach assaulted him in the basement bedroom of the Sandusky home. Knowing Sandusky’s was upstairs, the boy screamed for help but no one came.

A sit-down with the couple could result in a ratings bonanza for whoever snags it. Even the women of The Talk told EW they would relish the chance to interview the notorious ex-coach, though co-host Sheryl Underwood quipped, “It just wouldn’t go good!”

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