ABC's Diane Sawyer to Interview Bush

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Thursday, December 11th, 2003

Read Diane Saywer's BioPresident Bush will grant an interview at the White House next week to ABC News' Diane Sawyer, the network said Tuesday.

The interview will air on "Primetime Thursday" Dec. 18 on ABC7. Parts will also be shown on "Good Morning America," which Sawyer co-anchors.

Bush is expected to be asked about a broad range of policy issues, including the economy and the war in Iraq, and his expected bid for re-election. First lady Laura Bush will also join her husband for part of the interview, ABC said.

Meanwhile, ABC also announced Tuesday that it had raided CNN to hire reporter Jonathan Karl, who will cover the State Department and foreign affairs. He replaces Martha Raddatz, who has shifted to the Pentagon.

Karl has covered the White House, Pentagon and Capitol Hill for CNN.

ABC News also said it had hired Laura Marquez, an anchor and reporter for ABC's San Francisco station, as a Washington-based general assignment reporter.