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All-formats AP interview with VP Harris in Asia gets huge network play

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It took months of nudging, cajoling and dedication. Harris aides were initially noncommittal about interview prospects but grew more interested after they saw AP’s heavy investment in coverage of the vice president’s trip to Africa in March. If it took a long time to pin them down on an interview, it took even more work to convince Harris to do it on camera. AP staffers in Washington and Asia spent hours sorting out tedious logistics and the effort paid off. The interview yielded newsy comments from Harris about holding Donald Trump accountable for his actions related to the Capitol insurrection. Harris also talked about Joe Biden’s age, his ability to carry out his duties and her readiness to succeed him if needed. The interview was cited on TV, radio and websites and shared widely on social media.

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