When and How You Can Watch Sean Hannity’s Interview with Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr is about to give her first television interview two months after her racist tweet got Roseanne canceled.
Fox News host Sean Hannity has announced that Barr will be a guest on his show this Thursday, July 26th. Hannity’s show begins at 9:00 p.m. ET, so you’ll want to tune in at that time if you want to see Barr explain herself for her first time on a major platform.
If you aren’t going to be near a television, you can live stream the interview on Fox News Go. You’ll need a cable subscription for that, though; if you don’t have one, you can either sign up for a free trial of YouTube TV, which includes Fox News, or just monitor Fox News’ YouTube account, as Hannity’s major interviews tend to be uploaded there after the fact.
According to The USA Today, this will be a live interview, and additional portions of the conversations will be shown the following night on Hannity.
Barr has been teasing a possible TV interview for a while, tweeting on July 8th that she would “be doing a TV interview this week.” However, this did not end up coming to pass; she tweeted days later that she “decided that I won’t be doing any TV interviews, too stressful & untrustworthy 4 me & my fans.”
At the same time that she canceled her TV interview, Barr said that she would be filming an explanation of her tweet for her YouTube channel. A few weeks later, Barr did end up taking to her YouTube account, although fans didn’t exactly get the remorseful explanation they were expecting.
Instead, Barr uploaded a short video in which she screams, “I thought the b*tch was white! God dammit! I thought the b*itch was white! F*ck!” She’s referring to Valerie Jarrett, the former Obama Administration official she called an ape in her May tweet, later defending herself by saying she didn’t know Jarrett is black.
A day after releasing that bizarre clip, Barr uploaded a second video titled “Roseanne Barr’s official statement.” This one is certainly not as unhinged as the video uploaded a day earlier, although she again did not seem particularly remorseful for her actions, complaining about the biased media and sarcastically describing her tweet as “egregious and unforgivable” in air quotes as if she does not truly believe that it was wrong.
Barr also reiterated that she thought Jarrett was white and said that the only reason her show was canceled was because “I voted for Donald Trump, and that is not allowed in Hollywood.” In the days since, she has been uploading 20-minute long interviews on her YouTube account, calling this The Roseanne Show. During her first episode, she explains that “racism is something that is very important to me in many ways and I’ve fought it for my whole life since I was a young child.”
This conversation with Hannity will not actually be Barr’s first interview since her firing; she previously participated in a radio interview in which she was a lot more remorseful than she ended up being in these more recent videos, saying at the time, “I apologize to anyone who thought or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean.”
Although Hannity is a conservative and a supporter of Donald Trump, he criticized Barr for her May tweet, saying at the time that it was “outrageous.”