Diane Sawyer Sits Down with Ten Freshman Republican Lawmakers on the Eve of the 112th Session of Congress

Interview to air Wednesday, January 5 on a Special Edition of “World News with Diane Sawyer”

On the eve of the 112 th session of Congress, Diane Sawyer will sit down with ten freshman Republican lawmakers as they prepare to assume the reigns of power. The Tea Party movement proved to be a driving force during the 2010 election cycle -- propelling many freshmen members to victory. With the campaign in the rearview mirror, Sawyer will talk to freshmen Representatives and Senators about their vision for the country and how they plan to follow through on the promises that brought them to Washington. Members participating in the discussion include:

Sen. Rand Paul (KY)

Sen. Mike Lee (UT)

Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05)

Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-01)

Rep. Michael Grimm (NY-13)

Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04)

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS-01)

Rep. Marlin Stutzman (IN-03)

Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03)

The interview will air Wednesday, January 5, 2011 on a special edition of “World News with Diane Sawyer.” An extended version of the interview will be posted on ABCNews.com. Coverage of the interview will also appear across other ABC News platforms including ABC News Radio, ABC News NOW, and ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service. ABCNews.com has more information on the ten lawmakers who will sit down with Sawyer.

After the Republican Party took control of the House last November, outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and incoming Speaker John Boehner spoke first to Diane Sawyer. A transcript of the Pelosi interview is available here and the Boehner transcript is available here.

World News with Diane Sawyer” airs at 6:30 p.m. on the ABC Television Network. Jon Banner is the executive producer of the broadcast.

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