CBS & the Sussexes have no intention of postponing the Oprah interview

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The CBS interview with Meghan and Harry will air at 8 pm EST on Sunday. Here in America, we’ll be the only people to see it for hours and hours, unless CBS posts the entire special on YouTube (which… why would they?). The interview will air on ITV in Britain at 9 pm on Monday, March 8th. ITV outbid Sky and Discovery and snapped up the British air rights for a reported £1 million to £1.5 million. In Australia, Network 10 has secured the rights to air the interview, and it will air in Oz on March 8th at 7:30 pm, about seven and a half hours after the American airing. Monday is just going to be FULL of Sussex Drama. Can’t wait. But don’t you know, there are salty people weeping about how Meghan and Harry refuse to postpone the interview?

Meghan and Harry will not try to block the broadcast of their interview with Oprah Winfrey despite Prince Philip’s health problems and their allies say CBS hasn’t ‘any intention’ to stop it either. The couple are under huge pressure to ask Ms Winfrey to delay the broadcast in the US on Sunday night and across the world on Monday after it was revealed Harry’s 99-year-old grandfather underwent heart surgery yesterday.

Critics including several MPs have warned them they are ‘badly advised’ to go along with the plan and are being disrespectful to the Queen and her poorly husband, who turns 100 later this year. But a source close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex today confirmed that the screening is still expected to go ahead, claiming the decision now lies with the broadcasters set to make millions from the two-hour show.

‘There are a lot of people who are going to talk about this until the programme airs, but the programming and all the rest of it is ultimately up to CBS, we’re not involved in that side of things’, the source said. The insider added: ‘As it stands, I don’t think there is any intention from the programme maker to change its air date’.

There is growing anger over the broadcast going ahead, with royal experts, fans and MPs calling for its postponement. Tory MP Bob Blackman told MailOnline: ‘The reality is I don’t think the interview is appropriate at all. The less they say the better, irrespective of the state of health of the Duke of Edinburgh. But to be doing a tell-all interview screened in the UK when he is in hospital – fortunately he appears to have had a successful operation – they are badly advised to put it mildly. None of these royal interviews have gone well… and I can’t see this going any better.’

Mr Blackman said ITV has ‘got a choice to make’. ‘I don’t think they should be showing it,’ he said. ‘Everyone’s sympathies should be for the Queen, a remarkable lady who has given a lifetime of service.’

[From The Daily Mail]

The threats and recriminations! The lies! The smears! The panic! The bargaining! It’s all pretty amazing to see. Think about how this could have gone if the royal establishment wasn’t populated by amateurs, a–holes and idiots? They honestly could have played this so smoothly, they could have refused to engage with non-working members of the Royal Family, and simply shrugged off the interview. THAT would have been such a power move. Instead, it’s like a Benny Hill skit over there. They’re running around with their pants around their ankles, their clown makeup running down their faces, their wigs askew. Pathetic.

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  1. Merricat says:

    Benny Hill skit, lol!

    • cEreads says:

      I hear the music! That last paragraph was *chef’s kiss*

      • Absolutely nailed it, Kaiser, especially that last sentence. What a clown show. Just what is it that has then so terrified of 2 minor Royals speaking their truth? They act like the Firm is so fragile that it’s entire future actually hinges on ….not only what is said in this interview….but that it is allowed to air at all!

      • fig says:

        co-sign! hahaha last paragraph was delicious! Classic Kaiser lol

    • Flying Fish says:

      lol

    • Nina says:

      Hahaha. Amateur hour. Welcome to the real world Wee Willy Winky.

      • MMRB says:

        This!
        I *think* what many institutions such as the firm do not, or refuse not to believe or understand is, that, this isn’t the Downton Abby threat of change times. This is the ” there is this thing called the internet, and it’s going to make bad behaviour very difficult to hide” times.
        This is the recession times, this is the pandemic times, this is the ….
        No one wants to pay for a figure head whose life may have been devoted to service, but has turned a blind eye to the transgressions of the family spoiled. Why should we have to contribute to those oxygen thieves who contribute NOTHING in return?
        So if anyone gets to gasp, and twirl our pearls and gnash our teeth, it’s really the rest of us who have had to put up with this intolerable BS family that deflects and projects and all the other litany of psycho-analyzations that come with their abhorrent and entitled behaviour.

  2. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Good. I’m glad they’re not giving the various Palaces/Penis with Teeth a second thought.
    Perhaps PWT can consider how to return the Koh-i-Noor diamond. That would keep his enormous head occupied for days.

  3. Roserose says:

    “none of these royal interviews gave gone well”, I think dudeface is seriously comparing H and M to Andrew!

  4. Snuffles says:

    Now THIS is the Buckingham Palace move. Grandparent guilt trip, how dare you disrespect the Queen. While KP went with, SHE was the bully! Not us! She’s wearing MURDER jewelry! gambit.

    • Mac says:

      I don’t believe there’s a law requiring Philip to watch the interview. He can just change the channel.

      • Exactly. All this craziness make it sound like Phillip will be forced to watch like a scene out of the film, Clockwork Orange —- strapped down, with his eyelids forced open—- and a mortician standing by when he expires from the viewing. Every single person in Britain has the right not to turn on their TV and every single “reporter” or journalist has the right to not write about the interview. All this mashing of teeth and pulling of hair and wetting of pants hysteria make them all sound like a Sussex army is going to invade the island and superglue them to their chairs and force feed them Sussex poison; thus, toppling the government and the Crown.

      • Nina says:

        I don’t think Prince Phillip gives two chits about anything since he retired.
        At least one of his descendants is carrying forth his last name. Since his own children were not allowed to have his last name.

    • Isabella says:

      The palace folk are outing themselves, every day. I mean, H&M’s own communications director was working against them, not to mention William. Stunningly stupid optics.

      • ElleE says:

        They are DYING for poor P. to kick the bucket in the next few days. Someone is forging a DNR order right now and when P. hits the call button to use the loo, the nurses will hear the buzz, and be like, “no, don’t respond, this is what he wanted”.

  5. NTheMiddle says:

    If only they would lose their sh*t over the royal pedophile in their midst. I hope Meg puts the racist receipts on the RF out on the table for all to see.

    • Heat says:

      If anything, I’d think the Queen would be extremely happy about the H&M interview. It certainly deflects attention away from her Sweet Andy.

  6. Water Bearer. 💧 says:

    They are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at this. Telling.

    Also I thought conservatives hated cancel culture, unless it’s the Sussexes are the ones being cancelled.

    • ElleE says:

      Time has at least forced the conservatives to remove one gun from their misogynist arsenal: every comparison to Wallis Simpson can be met with the retort: “At least Harry grew a beard by choice; he didn’t have to marry one.”

      Homosexuality has been decriminalized for ages and I don’t think that you can defame a decades-dead person anyway. Wallis Simpson should be given the female equivalent of a knighthood for all she did in service of the BRF.

  7. L84Tea says:

    Yeah right, CBS would be off their rocker to postpone this. They probably already have bottles of champagne chilling for when they see the ratings this gets.

    • Snazzy says:

      This is going to be better ratings than a Superbowl! They can swim in their champagne

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Why does this MP Bob Blackman person think he has any right or standing to tell CBS what to do? Can you imagine Nancy Pelosi or Mitch McConnel attempting to tell BBC or ITV what to do?

  8. Victoria says:

    It literally makes zero sense for any interested party to cancel this.

    CBS keep the publicity train going. They (BM and BRF) wanted Harry and Meghan to understand they shouldn’t have privacy and have to be open season for media…now that Harry and Meghan have given them what they wanted (just on their terms and not with BM), they are scurred!

    • Lizzie says:

      IF it needs to be delayed then it should be delayed in UK only. Too bad bbc dropped out of the bidding or the rf could have it delayed as long as they wish.
      I doubt philip is even mentioned.

  9. Sofia says:

    Honestly after the events of the past few days, it’s made them definitely want to air the interview.

    And I don’t blame them.

  10. Harla says:

    Omg Kaiser! Your last paragraph! I just spit hot tea all over my computer screen!!🤣🤣

    • Snazzy says:

      “They’re running around with their pants around their ankles, their clown makeup running down their faces, their wigs askew. Pathetic” LOVE IT

  11. Snuffles says:

    From Variety:

    The special has been licensed in the key markets below (all times listed are local times for the broadcast):

    Sub-Saharan Africa (M-Net on Monday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.),

    Australia (Network 10 on Monday, March 8 at 8:30 p.m.),

    Belgium (VRT on channel Eén, Monday, March 8 at 9:30 p.m.),

    Canada (Global TV on Sunday, March 7 at 8 p.m.),

    Croatia (RTL on Monday, March 8 at 7.30 p.m.),

    Germany (RTL on Monday, March 8th at 3:00 p.m.),

    Iceland (Siminn on Monday, March 8 at 8 p.m.),

    Ireland (RTE 2 on Monday, March 8 at 9:30 p.m.),

    Israel (yesDocu on Monday, March 8 at 9:30 p.m.),

    Italy (Sky Italia-TV8 on Tuesday, March 9 at 9:30 p.m.),

    Netherlands (Net5 on Tuesday, March 9 at 8:30 p.m.),

    New Zealand (Discovery NZ/Three on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.),

    Nordics (TV3 and Viafree on Monday, March 8 at 9 p.m.; in Denmark and Sweden, 9:30 p.m. in Norway)

    Switzerland (SRF on Saturday, March 10 at 10:25 p.m.)

    U.K. (ITV on Monday, March 8 at 8 p.m.).

  12. jules says:

    I can’t wait to read all about it on Monday. Cancel all my meetings! I’ve got more important things to do!

  13. Cecilia says:

    Never complain never explain my ass😂

  14. ABritGuest says:

    If they need to put pressure on anyone to ‘respect Philip’ it’s the U.K. broadcaster ITV or any other countries where Liz is the head of state. Otherwise got nothing to do with anyone else.

    And love these people talking about respect- the establishment including the firm haven’t shown respect to Harry& Meghan this whole time.

    • BABSORIG says:

      The only one they can apply pressure is their own country. And I’m willing to bet my ladt boot that ITV will not back down to any pressure, they will air the interview as scheduled. They biddle that money with the intention of streamingbit and they won’t be losing trier money over anything. And Canada and Australia have the queen as head of state but we are our own people and the Brits can’t force us to do nothing. This interview will air in all said countries as scheduled, Phillip or no Phillip.

    • Shahad says:

      I am Australian and a lot of us do not respect that old foggy , even one of our prime ministers refused to bow to her . We nearly dumped her a few years ago and the keep monarchy side won a referendum by a whisker. When Elizabeth dies lots of countries will dump the British monarchy.

  15. Becks1 says:

    The line about “fortunately the surgery went well” – there’s almost a sense of disappointment to it – like, “damn it! he’s doing better! We cant keep using him as an excuse anymore!”

    • SarahCS says:

      That’s how I read it. He’s so disappointed that there’s some positive news about Phillip.

    • bamaborn says:

      Lol! And for anyone who didn’t believe these people are batsh*t crazy, examine the evidence. By the way…any reports of Betty visiting and sitting by the bedside of her ailing spouse?

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      What surgery? I thought it was a procedure?

  16. Amy Bee says:

    I can’t believe people are still calling for CBS to pull the interview after the Palace’s shenanigans yesterday. It’s clear that the Palace doesn’t even care about Philip. If ITV wants to pull it that’s their choice but the British establishment has no influence over American media.

    • Bex says:

      It’s like when that MP was demanding Netflix put a disclaimer on The Crown.

      Lol…we Americans are not beholden to them ANYMORE since we beat the brakes off England in 1776.

      They better sit down somewhere.

  17. Bryn says:

    So they want a major television station to cancel an already recorded interview because a 99 year old man is having health problems? The man has been having health problems for years, he’s literally almost 100. His wife hasn’t been to see him. Can they even hear themselves?

    • This is exactly why I’m glad the Sussexes got out when they did. The window of opportunity was small for them given the poor health of Phillip, the Queen’s age, and Charles’ assention. It would have been this: Phillip too ill or a funeral, Queen aging, grieving, ill, or funeral, Charles aging, grieving, ascending….etc. they would have never gotten away.

  18. MsIam says:

    I thought they said no one in the UK was into this and wouldn’t be watching? Didn’t they do a “survey”? We know how important those are, right?

  19. Thaisajs says:

    This is not how you run a PR opposition campaign against a target. They’re literally creating their own new narrative every day and drawing more attention to the thing they don’t want anyone to pay attention to.

  20. Bettyrose says:

    Couldn’t an American stream the interview in a zoom meeting with overseas friends? I mean, are there really even time zones any more?

    • L84Tea says:

      I imagine a large number of RR’s are going to have US correspondents live zooming or face timing so they can see it live and get the scoop.

    • Faithmobile says:

      I mentioned this before but If anyone overseas wants to watch the interview in real-time just download a VPN app and a youtube tv app for your phone. Not all VPN’s work so there is some trial and error. I’ve been trying to watch the UK’s channel 4 without any luck.

      • SofiasSideEye says:

        I was able to watch channel 4 using the free VPN that comes with the Firefox browser. I set to UK and worked great. Also had to create a channel 4 account, no big deal though.

  21. Rapunzel says:

    The Queen is giving a live speech on the same damm day!!

    Stop. It. You. Dumbass. Tabloïds.

  22. S808 says:

    Please, the Queen or the President would have to croak for this to be postponed.

    • tcbc says:

      I don’t think CBS would postpone for the queen. (Nor should they, unless she were killed, which would make it a breaking news event.)

      • BayTampaBay says:

        CBS would not delay it if the POTUS croaked let alone QEII

        The only way CBS might delay the broadcast was if Donald “Brokeahontas” Trump croaked one hour before the scheduled start of the program. The final and permanent demise of Trump is the only think that could knock Meghan, Harry, & Oprah off the air.

  23. Isabella says:

    Hard to believe anybody in Sussex camp would speak to the DM, which Meghan just successfully sued, but we’re supposed to believe Harry and Megan “vowed” not to postpone the interview, based on this evidence:

    “Yet despite the growing outrage, sources close to the Sussexes told MailOnline that they have no intentions of asking for the episode, airing on CBS in the US, to be delayed.”

  24. GrnieWnie says:

    I hope Meghan knows that large parts of the internet are Team Sussex.

  25. aquarius64 says:

    It’s laughable they think the Sussexes can cancel the interview. Harry and Meghan don’t own CBS nor they hold sway about what gets broadcasted. BM is afraid their dirty practices will be exposed; the BRF is afraid its image will be so damaged there will be calls to dissolve the monarchy; and MPs are afraid this could hurt US/UK relations.

  26. Talia says:

    The thing is, Philip is 99. It is likely he will never be in full good health again. The Queen is nearly as old.

    If you postpone because Philip is unwell, that’s likely to be until he passes. The Queen would then be grieving. Can’t show the interview while she is in mourning. She may well then become unwell herself. Can’t show the interview at that point. Certainly can’t show it if the Queen passes – have some decency!

    How many years is it supposed to be put off? The BRF have spent the last few weeks not visiting Phillip and doing normal events. I genuinely think the Queen is fond of him, although their relationship may not be what you or I would think of as ‘normal’. Would she really have been laughing and joking about her Australian statue if her husband of over 70 years was on his deathbed? I don’t think the Royal Reporters / Palace PR have thought this one through. Either Phillip isn’t that badly off or the RF are behaving appallingly. Pick one.

    If M &H want to do an interview, I think they need to get it out now before either the Queen or Philip do become seriously ill or pass away. They may well have concluded the same. It’s now or 5 or 6 years from now at the earliest.

  27. what's inside says:

    Phil had heart surgery at 99???? Are they trying to set him up for a record breaking tie with Vlad Lenin for best preserved corpse?

  28. Izzy says:

    Why do MPs even think they have any influence whatsoever over CBS’s decision on this matter? They can call for postponement all they want, but do they really think an American media conglomerate GAF about their saltyass wigs?

  29. lanne says:

    Postponing it only makes the interview grow in magnitude. And when it’s relatively light on criticism, all things considering? I doubt they’re going to burn the house down. Even if they did, the interview will only build in magnitude. Now it’s “suppressed.” You can tell these fools are little league players trying to swagger their way into the major league. You don’t intimidate Oprah. The Sussexes have the most powerful people in media on their side.

  30. Lizzie says:

    thank you british royal family, you have made this must see tv worldwide. well done. i hope the crown goes on for another season and covers this clusterfun.

  31. Jay says:

    At this point, Oprah should send the royal family and their pet reporters individual gift baskets (with clevr oat milk, of course) as thanks for the amazing free publicity leading up to the interview. It seems obvious , but the more the palace reacts with fear and desperate smear attempts, the more people will wonder what exactly Meghan and Harry have to say. It’s been a very long time since the queen of england had sway in what other countries choose to publish, and it makes them look ridiculous.

    Why would anybody in their right mind ask for any delay in the broadcast? They know it’s already filmed, right? Wouldn’t that just build up the tension even more and overshadow anything the royals might have otherwise planned?

    In other words, they really want another week of THIS??? 🤦

    • bamaborn says:

      CBS are really the ones who needs to send flowers and bouquets. That hour hasn’t been relevant since at least the 80′s.

  32. Miss M says:

    Kaiser! You are on fire!!

    One suggestion though. May I suggest “their wigLETS askew” instead?!

  33. Nic919 says:

    Have the British establishment not understood the point of 1776? It’s been 245 years and they need to realize that Americans do not give shit about the feelings of a nonagenarian foreign head of state. Her consort is also irrelevant to them.
    So of course the American network CBS is going to air it as scheduled.

    • Shoshone says:

      Apparently they missed the message of 1812 also.

      • Nic919 says:

        As a Canadian I have to say that 1812 was more about us telling Americans to stay south of the 49th parallel. And it ended in a tie.

  34. one of the Marys says:

    I just downloaded the CBS news app and I pray to God this let’s me watch!!

  35. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    I thought NOBODY on that side of the pond cared even the tiniest bit???

  36. Tataro says:

    The Brits could make all this go away by shutting the F@ck UP!

  37. PDB says:

    OK but WHERE will it air for Canadians/how do I watch???