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President Obama Grants First Post-Debate Interview To Diane Sawyer

In his first interview since the debate with Mitt Romney last week, US President Barack Obama will sit down for an exclusive chat today with ABC's Diane Sawyer at the White House in Washington, DC.

President Barack Obama and Diane Sawyer

On the eve of the Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, Sawyer promises to grill Obama on a wide range of topics, possibly including his lackluster debate performance and the ongoing investigation into the attack in Libya that killed the American ambassador and three others.

Portions of the interview will air tonight on World News With Diane Sawyer and will also be highlighted across other ABC broadcasts and platforms including ABCNews.com, Yahoo!, ABC News Radio, and the network's local affiliates.

Later this month, an extended version of the interview will be featured in Portrait Of A President, a special series of reports that will take a closer look at the two men running for President. During the 2008 campaign, Sawyer anchored similar special reports on then-Senator Obama and Senator John McCain.

Coincidentally—or not—ABC drew the highest television ratings for their coverage of the first debate, winning with 11.25 million total viewers and 4.65 million of them in the adults 25–54 demographic. This is a smart media strategy from the Obama campaign to get the President's message out there in front of the largest audience possible and put the failure of the debate behind them.

Will you be listening to the interview?

- ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
- Barack Obama
- Diane Sawyer

Written by: Chrononaut
Oct 10th, 2012, 4:51 am


Message Posted On Oct 12th, 2012, 10:59 am
@Really? Yeah, well you sure don't see them mentioned on this forum that is supposed to cover ALL TV venues. And, please don't tell me when or when not to 'chill'. You're not my daddy!

Message Posted On Oct 11th, 2012, 10:58 am
The guy before me needs to chillax. It's just an election, not the apocalypse. Anyway, Governor Romney gets tons of face time. He appears on multiple TV shows every week, sometimes daily. If you don't see them, you aren't looking.

Message Posted On Oct 11th, 2012, 10:49 am
Hell NO! Where's Romney's equal time interviews?? THis is just another attempt by the liberal media to usurp the political process to further their own agenda. More face time for Bammy and none for Romney. Typical low life TV scabs attemped to bias an election!!! Pissants!!!!
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