Bruce Jenner Will Sit Down With Diane Sawyer In A Two-Hour Special

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ABC confirmed today that Bruce Jenner will sit down with Diane Sawyer for a two-hour interview. The program, which is being called Bruce Jenner – The Interview, will air on Friday, April 24 at 9 p.m. as a special edition of 20/20. The network did not release a lot of information about what exactly Jenner and Sawyer discuss for two hours, but it did call the interview "far-ranging” and “exclusive."  BuzzFeed first broke the news that Jenner would sit down with Sawyer to come out as transgender in February, but the network did not confirm the date of the interview until today. There have been many unverified tabloid reports about Jenner's transition; however, this will be the first time the former Olympian speaks about it publicly and on the record.  Jenner will also most likely use the interview to discuss whether E!'s planned docuseries about his transition is going forward. People reports that production has been halted, while BuzzFeed says the show is still going to happen.  A source tells People that Jenner is speaking publicly because, "Bruce's primary goal is to bring awareness to this issue in order to help others [in the transgender community]. He wants this to be taken seriously so that [his situation] can have the most positive impact on society's perception of the transgender community." Bruce Jenner has continued to appear on the current season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The season finale, which airs May 31, will reportedly show Jenner coming out as transgender to the Kardashian-Jenner family. (People)

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