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.
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?