Did Amanda Knox’s big interview help her PR cause?

The Seattle college student, accused and convicted of murdering her roommate in Italy, then later released, is speaking publicly on ABC in conjunction with the release of her new memoir.

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The Twitter reaction to Amanda Knox’s ABC World News Tonight interview with Diane Sawyer and subsequent Good Morning America appearance varied pretty greatly Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Knox, a Seattle college student accused and convicted of murdering her roommate Meredith Kircher in Italy, was in an Italian prison for four years. She was later released when the guilty verdict was overturned. Now she has a new memoir, “Waiting to Be Heard,” in which she offers grisly details of life in an Italian prison.

Some observers, such as CNN host Howard Kurtz, wondered why the media was still paying attention to Knox:

Diane Sawyer’s Amanda Knox book-selling interview – why are media so obsessed with this woman? tinyurl.com/d4ud5r3

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