‘GMA’ lands sole Gibson interview

Sawyer first to interview thesp since DUI arrest

“Good Morning America” co-anchor Diane Sawyer landed the first televised interview with Mel Gibson since his DUI arrest and subsequent anti-Semitic comments toward a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in July.

The interview, which has already been taped, will air over two days on “Good Morning America,” Oct. 12-13.

Interview is the most recent step in the effort to rehab Gibson’s image, which was severely damaged after his arrest for drunken driving in July and his comments after a roadside stop in Malibu.

Insiders said the thesp’s plan is to do “Good Morning America” and that’s it, a call that shuts out Time and Newsweek, which had been vying for access in advance of the Dec. 8 release of “Apocalypto.”

Gibson has made some stealthy public appearances to screen a rough cut of the film, which is being released by Disney. He appeared at Cameron U. in Oklahoma and at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

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