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“For many years to come Diane will be a driving force at ABC News with her exceptional storytelling genius,” wrote ABC News President James Goldston in a note to staff this morning. “She will create innovative television specials and events, and, of course, continue to conduct the biggest interviews with the most important and extraordinary people in the world. Starting this summer she will begin to develop these new stories, working closely with me, David Sloan, Almin Karamehmedovic, Jeanmarie Condon, Claire Weinraub and Michael Corn. And, of course, Ben will continue to be a part of this creative process as Diane’s long time editorial partner.” Read more
This week’s top 5 stories across the site.
From FishbowlNY to TVNewser, here are the top stories across Mediabistro.
Ratings are in for last night’s ABC News special “Hillary Clinton – Public and Private One on One with Diane Sawyer” and the network led CBS and NBC in viewers for the hour, not too surprisingly though as CBS aired back to back episodes of “Mike and Molly” while NBC aired “American Ninja Warrior.” The previous hour’s “Bachelorette: The Journey So Far” special on ABC garnered 4.0 million viewers and the 9 – 10 pm special with Clinton grew by 53% to 6.1 million viewers overall. It’s second half hour also grew – by 12% – from 5.7 million viewers in its first half to 6.4 million in the second.
Last month’s NBC News interview of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden by Brian Williams averaged 5.948 million total viewers and was ranked #1 among the broadcast networks during the 10 – 11 pm hour it aired in all 18-49 demo ratings (tied with CBS in W18-49) and M/A25-54. Sawyer’s sit down with Clinton placed forth in the same demo at 1.0 million in its respective time slot.
On top in ratings last night was FOX, which aired “24″ and averaged 6.333 million viewers in the 9 – 10 pm hour.
The headline in the original version of this post compared Clinton’s sit down with Sawyer to that of last week’s Williams exclusive with Snowden. The programs aired on different nights (Monday and Wednesday, respectively) and in back to back time slots (9 – 10 pm and 10 – 11 pm, respectively).
On the topic of getting paid to give speeches, for which she’s rumored to rake in $200,000 an appearance, Clinton said, “Let me put it this way…I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing than getting connected with any one group or company as so many people who leave public life do.”
On Benghazi: ”I was the one ultimately responsible for my people’s safety, and I never felt that responsibility more deeply than I did that day.”
Check out the full clip after the jump and the one hour ABC News primetime special “Hillary Clinton: Public and Private – One on One with Diane Sawyer” tonight at 9 pm. Read more
Former Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady Hillary Clinton sat down with ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer for the first interview on her new book, Hard Choices. ABC News tells us that nothing was off limits when Sawyer interviewed Clinton today at her home in DC.
The one hour ABC News primetime special “Hillary Clinton: Public and Private – A One on One with Diane Sawyer” airs Monday, June 9 at 9 pm ET.
For the full schedule of Clinton’s firsts as part of her Hard Choices media blitz, check out our piece from yesterday.
In the latest installment of “Hard Choices – Which Interview to Grant When,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opened up to PEOPLE magazine on becoming a grandmother and a 2016 run for president.
“I know I have a decision to make…But part of what I’ve been thinking about, is everything I’m interested in and everything I enjoy doing – and with the extra added joy of ‘I’m about to become a grandmother,’ I want to live in the moment. At the same time I am concerned about what I see happening in the country and in the world,” says Clinton in the June 16 issue of PEOPLE.
The former Senator and First Lady gave those comments in her “first at-home interview since the end of husband Bill’s presidency in January 2001.”
And it’s all about firsts in this media blitz for Clinton. Read more
Hillary Clinton‘s forthcoming Hard Choices is again back in the spotlight after POLITICO exclusively obtained “Benghazi: Under Attack,” the chapter that chronicles the September 2012 events in Libya that led to the death of four Americans, including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
“Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of those who served our country,” writes Clinton in the 34 page chapter.
POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman explains that, “Her tone is less defensive than defiant: Clinton takes responsibility for the ‘horror’ of the loss of life in Benghazi, but puts it in the context of ‘the heartbreaking human stakes of every decision we make’ — and she accuses adversaries of manipulating a tragedy for partisan gain.” Read more
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