Hillary Clinton apparently doesn't hold grudges, at least not with her presidential hopes in the balance.
She plans to make her first-ever appearance tonight with Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly, who has been none too friendly to the Clintons over the years and has harshly criticized political liberals.
On Clinton's official campaign website, there's still an online petition that says, "Tell Bill O'Reilly: Stop Smearing Grassroots Progressives."
He plans to interview her while she campaigns in South Bend, Ind., and the interview will air at 8 tonight on "The O'Reilly Factor" and a second part Thursday at 8.
O'Reilly is not the first arch-conservative to whom Clinton has reached out lately. In the run-up to last week's Pennsylvania primary, Clinton met with Richard Mellon Scaife and the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. During the 1990s, Scaife had savaged the Clintons, including conspiracy theories about the suicide of White House lawyer Vince Foster.
But Scaife said he changed his mind about Clinton after a 90-minute interview and his paper endorsed her.
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