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COPY-Larry King lands first Hilton interview

Published: Jun. 25, 2007 at 9:28 PM EDT
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Associated Press - June 23, 2007 10:33 PM ET

LOS ANGELES (AP) - CNN's Larry King has landed the post-jail interview with Paris Hilton that TV networks had sought.

A King spokeswoman says Hilton plans to appear on "Larry King Live" on Wednesday night, a day after she's scheduled to be released from jail. Hilton is expected to be interviewed for the show's "whole hour."

CNN's announcement followed competition for the interview between ABC and NBC that ended Friday with both networks saying they were no longer interested. Both networks were embarrassed by reports that they were willing to pay the Hilton family for materials related to an interview. CBS says it has never pursued the interview. King's spokeswoman says CNN didn't pay for the interview.

Hilton is serving a 45-day sentence for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

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