TV News Roundup: Barbara Walters to Interview Donald Trump

Donald Trump-Barbara Walters Interview, Uzo Aduba
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Barbara Walters will sit down with presidential candidate Donald Trump and his family for an hourlong interview set to air Friday night on “20/20,” ABC said Tuesday. The wide-ranging interview will feature Trump’s wife Melania in her first broadcast interview since her husband declared his presidential run, as well as Trump’s children.

A portion of the interview will air on “World News Tonight With David Muir” this week as well as other ABC News programs and platforms, including “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.”

Walters retired from ABC News in May 2014, but returned to the network later in the year for her “10 Most Fascinating People” series. Her Investigation Discovery special, “Barbara Walters Presents American Scandal,” premiered at the beginning of this month.

IN MORE NEWS:

AGENCY CHANGES:

Uzo Aduba has left APA and has signed with UTA, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The two-time Emmy winner and stage actress became a breakout star in Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” and will soon be seen in NBC’s “The Wiz Live!.” She will continue to be represented by Lainie Becky at Management 360 and by attorney James Adams of Schreck Rose.

IN DEVELOPMENT:

WE tv announced Tuesday that it is developing the one-hour docuseries Basketball Moms (working title), which will focus on Houston-area mothers whose sons play on rival youth basketball teams and dream of making it to the NBA. Produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions with Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton and Christmas Rini serving as executive producers, the series will follow the conflicts and friendships of five women with distinct personalities who will do everything to help their sons fulfill their dreams.

EXEC SHUFFLE:

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has promoted Kate Mitchell to senior VP of ad sales, it was announced Tuesday by OWN presidents Erik Logan and Sheri Salata. She will continue to oversee all advertising sales strategies for the network as well as its digital assets, including Oprah.com. Mitchell was named VP of ad sales in January.

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