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Happy Birthday Diane Sawyer

Diane Sawyer is taking her birthday week off. She deserves it. Sawyer, who turns 66 today, has had a busy 2011. (But who in the TV news world hasn’t?)

The “World News” anchor and managing editor traveled to Japan in March to cover the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. She got the first interviews with Jaycee Dugard (right) in July — one of ABC’s most-watched shows of the year. And in September got the first interview with Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) after securing the first interview with her husband Capt. Mark Kelly in January. And she’s reported several other primetime specials this year. So enjoy the birthweek and happy birthday Diane!

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