The Amanda Knox interview with Diane Sawyer is already two years in the past, but Friday night’s Sawyer interview with Bruce Jenner, and the media hype built around it, put huge interviews back in the spotlight for many.
Bruce Jenner finally confirmed to the world that he wanted to live as a woman, and that is big news for him, his family, and others who might be struggling with gender identity.
However, two years ago it was the Amanda Knox interview that was so highly anticipated.
Amanda Knox was convicted and then exonerated, after spending four years in an Italian prison, of the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher.
While fighting for her innocence, Amanda Knox faced ridicule, abuse, and other horrible circumstances.
Everyone wanted to hear what Amanda Knox had to say about what happened that fateful night in Italy, her actions after the murder, and her life behind bars.
The special Diane Sawyer interview was called A Murder. A Mystery. Amanda Knox Speaks. and brought in 8.5 million viewers.
The case of Amanda Knox spawned a movie, Face of an Angel, that explores the case from the perspective of the reporters covering the trial.
Mainly reports from Newsweek and Daily Beast writer Barbie Latza Nadeau.
The film stars Daniel Brühl, Cara Delevingne, and Kate Beckinsale.
Amanda Knox continues to deny that she had anything to do with Meredith Kercher’s death, and she is attempting to make a life of her own after her ordeal.
Amanda Knox was fully exonerated on On March 27, 2015 by Italy’s highest court.
Last year, Amanda Knox started working as a reporter for a local weekly newspaper in her hometown of Seattle, the West Seattle Herald.
Earlier this year, Knox became engaged to childhood friend and musician Colin Sutherland.
Remembering some of the biggest interviews in recent history makes me wonder what the next big news story, deserving of an hour or more of prime time TV, will be.
What do you think it will be?