'Duck Dynasty' stars to do first TV interview since anti-gay controversy
"Duck Dynasty" stars Willie and Korie Robertson will be appearing on Fox News Channel's "All-American New Year" special Tuesday, the network announced Monday. It is the first interview for any of the popular reality show's cast members since patriarch Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments appeared in a December GQ interview.
Willie is Phil's third son, and Korie is Willie's wife. The couple will be interviewed by Fox News Channel's Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Hemmer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair will be discussing the latest developments in the controversy surrounding Willie's father.
The Robertson family has been relatively quiet since Phil's comments made waves earlier this month. They released a statement on their website, fully standing behind their patriarch. Phil himself addressed the controversy to a Bible study group, saying he would "not give or back off my path."
A&E, the network behind the hit show, briefly suspended him from filming before announcing on Dec. 27 that Phil would continue to appear on the program.
"All-American New Year" will air on Fox News Channel at 9 p.m. ET.