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This article was published on July 19, 2010

    Zuckerberg to be interviewed by Diane Sawyer this week

    Zuckerberg to be interviewed by Diane Sawyer this week
    Chad Catacchio
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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will do a one-on-one interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer for the prime time news program World News Tonight.

    Zuckerberg will give Sawyer a tour of Facebook’s Palo Alto, CA headquarters and then sit down with ABC’s main news anchor to presumedly discuss a range of issues.

    Those issues would most likely include Facebook’s recent privacy issues, the site nearing 500 million users (could Zuckerberg actually make the announcement on ABC? Would make sense) and the upcoming movie about him and Facebook, “The Social Network”.

    ABC has this to say about Facebook:

    “Facebook has redefined the way a generation organizes and communicates.  Politicians, from President Obama to Sarah Palin, have used the medium as a tool to rally and connect with their supporters.”

    Though Zuckerberg has been in the spotlight numerous times before, this may well be the highest level of exposure that he has ever received, especially on nationwide television (we’d imagine The Social Network will eclipse this, most likely, though of course, that’s an actor). The interview will run this Wednesday, July 21.

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