ABC News gets first Palin interview

Mon Sep 8, 2008 2:14am EDT
 
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By Paul J. Gough

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - ABC News' Charles Gibson has snagged the first interview with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin since she was named the GOP's vice presidential pick on August 29.

Palin has been one of the most sought-after interview subjects, but presidential nominee John McCain's campaign has kept Palin away from the media amid speculation in some quarters about her relative inexperience.

Details of the interview have not been announced, but it's likely to take place within the next week and appear on all of ABC News' platforms, including "World News With Charles Gibson" and possibly a primetime hour.

There were no preconditions to the interview.

Gibson and executive producer Jon Banner locked down the interview Friday, when Gibson was in Los Angeles for the "Stand Up to Cancer" benefit telethon.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter