Diana Sawyer has landed the first interview with Amanda Knox on an ABC News special slated for Tuesday, April 30 at 10:00 p.m.
The interview is to promote Knox’s book, “Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir,” which will be published by HarperCollins on April 30, 2013.
As everyone who hasn’t lived under a rock knows, Amanda Knox is the American college junior who was convicted in December 2009 of murdering her English roommate. After spending four years in an Italian prison, she was released after a new trial cleared her of charges.
Knox has never told her story, but like everyone else who has been in the center of a sensational crime, sooner or later there is a book. Whether it is to clear her name, to repay her parents who made a new trial possible, or to personally cash in, you be the judge.
One name not mentioned in the ABC release is the name of the victim, Meredith Kercher. There’s no doubt Knox’s trial was based on dubious information. I don’t think anyone will ever know the details of the terrible night of the murder. What information has come to light has cleared Knox but what seems unforgivable is how the victim’s name – Meredith Kercher – seems to have been erased.
Look for huge ratings for this one.