We don’t know how many views they’ve accumulated yet, but we do know the story of the afternoon is ABC News publishing two clips and a selected transcript of Charlie Gibson’s much-awaited interview with vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, the first portion of which airs tonight.
ABC is running a 30-second pre-roll before each 1- to 2-minute clip. The network doesn’t require the Move Networks plug-in to view its news clips like it does its entertainment. But the videos aren’t as accessible as they could be; ABC doesn’t offer an embeddable version of the interview, leading outlets like the Huffington Post to rip their own copy. Embedded above is a longer portion, presumably from the East Coast airing of World News, uploaded by a Palin supporter.
ABC is milking the clips across its programs for the next couple days, culminating in a full interview tomorrow night at 10 p.m. on 20/20.