Behind the scenes of the 60 Minutes interview with Saudi Crown Prince

Prince Mohammed was asked by CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell whether it was a power grab. (CBS)

CBS anchor Norah O'Donnell, who interviewed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has said she believes that what the crown prince was doing in Saudi Arabia may change the entire Middle East.

O'Donnell spent 90 minutes talking with him and also toured his offices and home.

“He is bold, he is visionary,” O’Donnell said in a behind-the-scenes video commenting on the interview.

“Saudi Arabia is important but what he does in Saudi Arabia can change the entire Middle East,” she added.

60 Minutes’ producers Vanessa Fica and Graham Messick said they first met the prince around a year ago and explained the concept of their show to him, adding that they showed him an episode interviewing late American President Ronald Reagan.

Fica and Messick said the crown prince made several statements that surprised them, such as what women can wear.

“What I thought was most amazing was to hear a Saudi leader talk so specifically about what women can wear and what Islamic law actually says,” Messick said.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56