Nearly two weeks after Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, ABC News' Charles Gibson has landed the first hard-news interview with the potential vice president. Insiders told Mediabistro that Gibson will interview Palin in Alaska, and portions of the discussion will air on World News Tonight, Nightline, and Good Morning America. Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici proposed a few questions for the first-term Alaska governor.
Also in the media glare:
Launch mania: Us Weekly to debut a fashion quarterly; The New York Times starts its own media desk; CNN's Rich Sanchez introduces a Twitter channel; The Politico unveils the Politico Network; Hearst will test Food Network magazine this Fall; and Esquire distributes the world's first blinking issue.