*ABC says President Barack Obama will sit down next week with Diane Sawyer in his first national interview following Wednesday night’s debate, reports Deadline.

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Portions of the interview will air on Wednesday, Oct. 10 on “ABC World News,” the eve of the vice presidential debate.

Sawyer’s entire interview with the President will air later this month as a part of “Portrait Of A President,” a special series of reports that will take a closer look at the two men running for President.

Sawyer anchored special “Portrait Of A President” reports of Sen. John McCain and then Sen. Barack Obama in 2008.