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World-Renowned Producer And Music Expert Simon Cowell Joins Dan Rather For A Candid Discussion About His Multi-Faceted Career On AXS TV's 'THE BIG INTERVIEW,' Monday, August 25 At 8pE/5pP

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon Cowell, THE X FACTOR creator and judge, sits down with veteran newsman Dan Rather for a frank and open interview, where he discusses aspects of his career and events in his life that he has never publicly shared before on AXS TV's THE BIG INTERVIEW, Monday, August 25 at 8pE/5pP.

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In the hour-long interview, Rather questions Cowell about the major facets of his life from running a multi-million dollar production company to being known as one of the toughest judges on reality TV. In this video clip, Simon discusses what it's like being back on the air in America and talks about the level of talent viewers will see on The X Factor UK: http://bit.ly/1qWm7TD

THE BIG INTERVIEW with Cowell comes on the heels of AXS TV's landmark announcement today of the mega-hit THE X FACTOR produced in the UK joining the network beginning Sunday, August 31. AXS TV is the official U.S. broadcast home for the upcoming eleventh season, featuring the much-anticipated return of Cowell to the judging panel.

On what viewers can expect this season on THE X FACTOR, Cowell told Rather - "I think it's going to be a good year.  Some of the older contestants this year are really good.  It's going be very competitive.  I think it's going be a great season."

Rather and Cowell also talked about his judging style.

Rather:
Any chance you'll dial back a little and make it not quite as direct?

Cowell:
No.

Rather:
Assessments not quite as honest as brutal?

Cowell (says with a chuckle):
No, it'll be exactly what you expect.  People know what to expect.

AXS TV's THE BIG INTERVIEW with Simon Cowell marks the return of the series with all new episodes. Other luminaries sitting down with Rather this fall include Country Music Hall of Famers Loretta Lynn and Kenny Rogers, musician Jack White, and rock and roller Jerry Lee Lewis, among others.

ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram Tumblr  and YouTube.

AXS TV's companion network, HDNET Movies, is a linear TV channel and VOD service that delivers the ultimate film watching experience -- uncut and uninterrupted -- in high definition. Launched in 2003, HDNET Movies programs a diverse slate of box-offices hits spanning the 1950s to 2000s. The network is widely distributed by major cable, telco and satellite TV providers in the U.S. For further information, visit www.hdnetmovies.com

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