Disgraced former U.S. Sen. John Edwards was back on TV yesterday in his first sit-down interview in more than half a decade.

Over the course of 4 minutes, Edwards tells the WRAL audience how much he loves being back practicing personal injury law and touts some of the big cases he’s working on. Law partner David Kirby and daughter Cate Edwards chime in with glowing endorsements.

The closest WRAL come to broaching the subject of his sex scandal and and coverup is a throw-away line where Edwards says it helps him empathize more with is clients.

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Most likely, the Edwards team set out strict ground rules for what could and couldn’t be asked during the interview. WRAL made the calculation that a puff interview was better for viewership than no interview at all.

Watch for yourself if you’d like:

Cover photo of John Edwards by Steve Jurvetson via Flickr (Creative Commons)

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