After the Ferguson grand jury decision came down Monday, the next question in medialand was who would land the first sit-down with non-indicted Officer Darren Wilson. Today we have the answer: George Stephanopoulos and ABC News.
Conducted this morning, the interview with Wilson will air on various ABC News properties after World News With David Muir gets the first bite tonight. In a separate tweet today, Stephanopoulos said Wilson told him “he feared for life” in the ultimately fatal encounter with unarmed teen Michael Brown and “would not do anything different” if he had to do it over.
Nightline will follow with more of the interview later Tuesday night, and Good Morning America will have a Part 3 in the AM of November 26. The network news division plans to put the whole interview up on its website Wednesday.
In his Chief Anchor role, Stephanopoulos led ABC’s coverage Monday of the grand jury decision as well as the fallout and unrest in the St. Louis area. He, of course, wasn’t the only one to try to get the exclusive with Wilson. The race to get the policeman who shot Brown also was run by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon — both of whom were on the scene live last night as all hell broke loose in Ferguson. In other anchor news, NBC’s Brian Williams is heading to Ferguson to helm the network’s Nightly News tonight.