You can expect Kelly to ask Douglas, who has battled oral cancer, about the current state of his health. This will be Shapiro’s first TV interview since being portrayed by John Travolta in the FX series, “The People V. OJ Simpson.”
The special will also feature Kelly’s first extensive sit-down interview with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump since the August 2015 Fox News debate that made headlines when the real estate tycoon didn’t like a question from Kelly.
For the first time ever, Kelly will explore how events unfolded with Trump after the encounter. She will also examine Trump’s campaign for the White House to date and his role in one of the most bizarre presidential runs in modern times.
“Mr. Trump and I sat down together for a meeting earlier this month at my request,” Kelly said. “He was gracious with his time and I asked him to consider an interview. I am happy to announce he has agreed, and I look forward to a fascinating exchange — our first sit-down interview together in nearly a year.”
During the August debate, Kelly asked Trump about comments he has made over the years about women being “fat pigs, dogs and disgusting animals.” Trump mounted a social media offensive after the debate, calling her derogatory names and even asking for a boycott of her show, but her ratings and fame continued to rise.
Fox News boss Roger Ailes defended Kelly, even issuing a snarky, out-of-character press release regarding the situation. Trump eventually skipped a Fox News debate last fall before reuniting with Kelly for the most recent Fox News debate.
Kelly’s first broadcast special will air on May 17 at 8 p.m. ET. Extended portions of “Megyn Kelly Presents” will air on “The Kelly File”on May 18 on Fox News.