ABC parcels out upcoming Palin interview

ABC News’ Charles Gibson will interview Sarah Palin this week in her first sit-down interview with a network since the Alaska governor was named John McCain’s running mate last week.

Aware of the widespread interest in the former beauty pageant contestant and hockey mom, ABC is carefully parceling out when it will broadcast bits of the coveted interview with the Republican vice presidential candidate. The first excerpts are slated to air on Thursday’s “World News With Charles Gibson” and later on “Nightline,” followed by Friday’s “Good Morning America,” “World News,” “20/20” and “Nightline.”