In an interview on Friday, former cable-news star Bill O’Reilly dropped more information about the digital web show he’s developing and suggested he’s still considering whether to return to television.
Speaking to Glenn Beck on “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” O’Reilly said, “I don’t know,” when asked if he’d like to return to television.
“I don’t know yet. It has to be the right vehicle,” O’Reilly said. “It has to be a vehicle that’s competitive, because I’m having fun. … I never wake up and say, ‘Gee, I wish I could commute to New York City today for an hour and a half and walk into a tension-packed cauldron.”
On June 18, The Blaze reported O’Reilly is in the process of building a small news production team, including a team of journalists and at least one producer who used to work for Fox News. On June 17, O’Reilly told an audience in Long Island his new team will help him build an online news show similar to “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel, which dominated cable news for more than a decade.
During Friday’s interview with Beck, O’Reilly said the show will run for about 40 minutes five days per week.
“We’re looking maybe to expand to a studio,” O’Reilly added. “We’re not sure yet. … A lot of interest in it.”
While discussing a potential return to television news, O’Reilly said he still has “battles” to wage.
“I have some battles I want to fight,” O’Reilly said. “And if the right forum presents itself, I would absolutely consider it.”
Several conservative news outlets have reportedly been courting O’Reilly since he was fired from the Fox News Channel in April, but the cable-news giant has yet to agree to join any of the media companies, choosing instead to continue developing BillOReilly.com.
O’Reilly joins Glenn Beck every Friday on “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” to discuss important issues of the day. You can access past episodes of the show at GlennBeck.com.