THE SECRETARY. THE COMMANDER. THE WARZONE. THE BRAVE MEN & WOMEN.
DIANE SAWYER TO REPORT FROM AFGHANISTAN AND ANCHOR “ABC WORLD NEWS” FROM KABUL ON MONDAY, JUNE 6
Diane Sawyer Brings Viewers Exclusive Access to Secretary Gates’ Final Trip
to Thank U.S. Troops in Afghanistan
Outgoing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Commanding General David Petraeus Talk to Diane Sawyer in Their First Joint Interview
As the President prepares to begin drawing down the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan this summer, Diane Sawyer will anchor “ABC World News” from Kabul on Monday, June 6. She will also report from Afghanistan on Sunday, June 5 for “World News with David Muir.” This is Sawyer’s sixth trip to Afghanistan; she last reported from there in January 2010. (Photo from Last Visit to Afghanistan: http://abcnews.go.com/images/WN/diane_sawyer_2_main.jpg)
Sawyer will travel with and interview outgoing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates during his final trip to the warzone as he thanks the men and women in uniform for their dedicated service. In addition, General David Petraeus, the outgoing commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF), will join Secretary Gates for their first joint interview. This marks the first time Secretary Gates has sat down for an interview alongside a commanding General.
Excerpts from these interviews will be featured across ABC News broadcasts and platforms including ABCNews.com, ABC News Radio, ABC NewsOne, and ABC NewsNOW.
“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” airs at 6:30 p.m. (ET), on the ABC Television Network. Jon Banner is the executive producer of the broadcast.