By Hal Boedeker
11:17 AM EDT, April 24, 2013
Former President George W. Bush will be logging many TV appearances this week for the dedication of his presidential library Thursday.
ABC News says that Diane Sawyer has the first interview with Bush and his wife, Laura, on "ABC World News" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
One highlight: The former president urged his brother Jeb, the former Florida governor, to run for the White House.
Laura Bush gave Sawyer a tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
More of the chat will be shown on "Nightline" at 12:35 a.m. Thursday and Thursday's "Good Morning America." Bush has kept a low profile since leaving the White House, but he's going all out to promote the library.
John King's interview with the Bushes will air in the 10 p.m. hour Wednesday of Anderson Cooper's show on CNN.
In an interview with WGBH, King gave a preview of his talk with Bush. "I asked him, being the commander-in-chief on 9/11, what he thought of when he heard explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon," King said. "And what he told me is ... it's a reminder to him that there's still evil out there."
NBC is touting that it will have the first live interview with the former president on "Today." Matt Lauer talks to Bush on Thursday. Jenna Bush Hager, the president's daughter, is a correspondent on the show.
Charlie Rose of "CBS This Morning" also talks to Bush on Thursday morning.
Fox News Channel offers interviews with the Bushes early Thursday evening. Dana Perino, former White House press secretary, talks to the couple on "The Five" at 5 p.m. Bret Baier interviews the Bushes on "Special Report" at 6 p.m. Baier will anchor his newscast from Dallas on Wednesday and Thursday.Dedication of the library will be covered extensively on cable news channels Thursday morning. CNN said its coverage starts at 11 a.m. President Barack Obama and all the former presidents are scheduled to attend.
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