Megyn Kelly’s much-hyped NBC newsmagazine Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly finally debuts tonight with a special interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The series, which will air while CBS’ long-running 60 Minutes is airing summer repeats, will start at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Read on for a preview of the first episode.
Kelly spent the last week in St. Petersburg, attending the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), where she interviewed Putin. The interview comes as Congress and U.S. intelligence agencies continue investigating Russia for its alleged role in influencing the 2016 Presidential election. The FBI is also investigating President Donald Trump’s campaign for alleged collusion with Russia.
Back in December, U.S. officials told NBC News that they believe Putin was personally involved in the hacking that undermined Hillary Clinton’s campaign. However, Putin told Kelly in their interview that a “child” could have hacked the election.
“IP addresses can be invented — a child can do that! Your underage daughter could do that. That is not proof,” Putin told Kelly. He also called accusations of Russian meddling “disinformation” and reminiscent of “anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews.”
“There is no specific evidence, no facts, just assumptions, allegations and conclusions based on those allegations nothing more,” Putin told Kelly.
He also said during the forum that “patriotic” Russian hackers might be behind attacks on Western democracies. “They might have read a certain article and if they are in the patriotic mood, then they start making their contributions the way they see it positive towards the Russian image,” Putin said.
PREMIERE DATE: Sunday, June 4, 2017
TIME: 7 p.m. ET
CHANNEL: NBC (To find out what channel NBC is for you, click here to go to TVGuide.com and change your provider under “TV Listings.”)
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: “On Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, Kelly sits with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a one-on-one interview following the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.”