Afraid I’ve only got time to watch the first couple of minutes but just wanted to post an observation: though Ernie obviously looks really very sad, it’s amazing to me how ‘well’ he speaks. It’s almost as though he has the benefit of speaking some days or weeks after the event rather than mere hours. I couldn’t imagine somebody’s professional partner appearing on TV like this so soon after that person’s death these days, regardless of existing commitment.
He's clearly in a state of shock and nowadays I don't think the interview would have been allowed today, certainly not live. But breakfast television was in its infancy at the time and still quite experimental.