February 13, 2013 at 8:44 AM
The New York Times: TV networks jostled for interview with Amanda Knox
If you want a closer look at the television network jostling to secure the first TV interview with Amanda Knox, have a look at The New York Times story on the subject.
The Times says no one in the Knox camp was compensated by ABC which secured the interview with Knox. It’s scheduled to be broadcast April 30. Diane Sawyer will do the interviewing, according The New York Times story.
ABC, NBC and CBS all offered similar “packages” to Knox and company in hopes of getting the interview. These packages can include, along with a prime time interview, teases on other network shows and local TV affiliates, as was the case with ABC, according to the Times story.
The ABC event coincides with the release of Knox’s book on her ordeal in Perugia, Italy, where she was convicted, but later acquitted in the slaying of her British roommate Meredith Kurcher in 2007.
Knox, who’s from West Seattle and is a former student at the University of Washington, was studying in Italy when she was arrested along with an Italian student she was dating in Kercher’s murder. Knox spent four years in an Italian prison, awaiting trial, during the trial and after the 2009 conviction. She was acquitted on appeal and returned to Seattle in late 2011.
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