Mayor Rob Ford appeared on CNN on Monday night, speaking with Bill Weir on Anderson Cooper’s show AC360.
The interview , which aired at 8 p.m., was filmed in Toronto as the Ford brothers took Weir on a tour of a Toronto Community Housing building.
Weir asked Ford about his admission of crack use as well as the international reaction to the recent scandal.
“He sort of has the impulse control of a young boy,” Weir told Cooper. “We saw the emotional swing from anger to jocularity.”
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It follows a weekend interview where Ford told Fox News reporter John Roberts he was “seeking professional help. I’m not an alcoholic. I’m not a drug addict.”
Ford’s brother, Coun. Doug Ford, spoke to Cooper on Friday. The two Fords have been speaking nearly exclusively to American television stations ahead of the launch of their own show.
Ford Nation aired Mondays at 8 p.m. on Sun News Network. The new television show debuted after their radio program ended earlier this month. In a statement, NewsTalk1010 said the radio station and both Fords “have mutually determined to conclude broadcasts of The City.”
Meanwhile, former mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson was flown to New York to be interviewed by CNN host Piers Morgan on Monday.
Thomson posted the news on Twitter and her Facebook page.
“I’m going because I think all of us need to do what we can to try to restore Toronto’s image. Rob Ford does not define us,” she said.
Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle, who was one of three journalist to view the Rob Ford crack video, also appeared in studio for Piers Morgan Live.
Coun. Denzil Minnan-Wong joined the discussion via satellite from city hall.
“You can imagine sitting down having a beer with him and he’s not going to judge you and he loves football,” Doolittle explained after Morgan asked why he felt he was warming to Ford. “That’s his appeal for sure.”
The Ford scandal has seen international news cameras join the fray at city hall, while the ongoing ordeal has become grist for the mill of television comics.
NBC’s Saturday Night Live was the latest to lampoon the mayor, riffing on him not once but twice in its latest episode. The show opened with a parody of Ford’s repeated public apologies for such things as smoking crack, buying drugs, driving after drinking and using vulgar language on live TV.
Ford is scheduled to appear on Good Morning America on Tuesday.