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60 MINUTES [PROGRAM CHANGE]
Air Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: "Special Edition"
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CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN OF SAUDI ARABIA TO APPEAR IN HIS FIRST U.S. TELEVISION INTERVIEW ON "60 MINUTES"

Norah O'Donnell's Interview with the Heir to the Throne Airs Sunday, March 18, Just Before His Visit to the U.S.

O'Donnell Discussed the Interview on "CBS This Morning"

WATCH: http://cbsn.ws/2FnUW1O

60 MINUTES contributing correspondent and CBS THIS MORNING co-host Norah O'Donnell has interviewed Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, one of the most powerful leaders in the Middle East.

The television interview is scheduled to air for the Sunday, March 18 edition of 60 MINUTES, two days before the young Saudi leader is to meet with President Donald Trump.

The wide-ranging interview is the crown prince's first for American television, and it is rare for a member of the ruling royal family to sit down for such a conversation. The last time a Saudi leader gave an interview to a U.S. television network was in 2005.

O'Donnell spent a week in Saudi Arabia, reporting first-hand on the political, economic and social reforms unfolding in the Sunni Muslim kingdom, many of them instituted by the crown prince, who is also known as MBS. The 32-year-old heir to the throne has also helped institute sweeping changes for women, including allowing them the right to drive for the first time in the country's history.

The crown prince is also the kingdom's deputy prime minister and its defense minister. O'Donnell asked him about the country's controversial role in the civil war in Yemen; Iran, Saudi Arabia's chief rival in the area; and his relations with the U.S. The crown prince also spoke about what happened during his anti-corruption crack-down that resulted in hundreds of prominent Saudis detained at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh.

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60 MINUTES (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/24/68 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2018)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
51 (??? episodes)
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DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) SUNDAYS - A new drama launches between two hits on CBS' winning night. The acclaimed 60 MINUTES, television's #1 primetime news program for five decades, returns at 7:00 PM, providing a dominant lead-in to the new humorous and uplifting drama GOD FRIENDED ME at 8:00 PM. NCIS: LOS ANGELES, a top 10 broadcast drama that grew its time period by +8% in adults 18-49 this season, returns at 9:00 PM. MADAM SECRETARY starring Téa Leoni grew its time slot by +20% in viewers, closes out the weekend at 10:00 PM.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jeff Fager as EP
GENRE(S):
· newsmagazine
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS News