In criminal cases, defendants and their families usually stay silent. Not Bill Cosby.
Ahead of the trial, which starts next month, his camp has been steadily ramping up a public relations offensive, trying to soften his image and cast him as a victim of a witch hunt, reports CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan.
Klieman says the interview could be part of an effort to remind potential jurors of Cosby's presumption of innocence.
"There is always the possibility that defense attorneys look for of jury nullification. That somehow, even in the face of overwhelming evidence, that there may be a reason for jurors to acquit," Klieman said.
Smerconish will air the interview uncut on his Sirius radio show Tuesday morning.
"I'm surprised by how much he did address, including revealing to me whether he will take the stand in his own defense," Smerconish said in a Facebook video.
Cosby granted the interview because the radio host promised to broadcast statements from Cosby's daughters Ensa and Erinn. Smerconish also agreed to air an interview between Erinn and her father.