WALTERS SPEAKS WITH ALBERT: WILL U.S. GO WA-WA OVER MARV?
Published November 7, 1997
Marv Albert will grant his first national interview since his sexual assault trial tonight on ABC's "20/20" with Barbara Walters. In Boston, Howard Manly writes that most of Albert's answers during tonight's interview "could be considered unresponsive, because they really don't matter now." Manly: "He didn't have the courage to tell his side of the story in court when it counted" (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/7). In Hartford, Dom Amore writes that Albert is "either getting bad advice, or ignoring common sense" by granting the interviews (HARTFORD COURANT, 11/7). In N.Y., Richard Sandomir writes Albert's "media tour raises questions. Why is he freely answering questions to the news media, rather than on the witness stand? ... A week in the heavy news media spin cycle may raise as many questions as he says he's answering" (N.Y. TIMES, 11/7). In San Jose, Colin Seymour writes that Albert's "image can't get much worse, so why should he regret submitting to Barbara Walters' interrogation?" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 11/7).