Don Imus by Donna Svennevik/ABC
Shock jock Don Imus returned to the radio airwaves Monday morning, with new sidekick Karith Foster - an African-American comedienne - at his side. "I thought it was an opportunity to diversify the cast," he explains.
It was a smart if calculated move to smooth things over in light of the incident that got him booted seven months ago. In a sitdown with Barbara Walters airing Thursday night, Imus says of his face-to-face with the Rutgers women's hoops team, "They were hurt. They told me how they felt and I got the message. I [will] never... do anything that will make them regret that they forgave me."
That said, Imus hasn't pulled a complete 180 - far from it. Dick Cheney is "a war criminal" and "Hillary Clinton is still Satan" as far as he's concerned. "I haven't changed."
What's your take?
Should Imus be given a second chance?