ABC News' George Stephanopoulos has conducted the very first interview with Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.
Just finished a more than hourlong interview with Officer Darren Wilson. No question off limits. pic.twitter.com/BrD4e39ABg
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) November 25, 2014
ABC News broke into scheduled programming Tuesday afternoon to give a brief preview of the interview. Stephanopoulos told viewers that he spent more than an hour with Wilson in a "secret location." He said Wilson told him that he is "sorry" for the death of Brown, but that he would not do "anything different" if he were to relive that day.
"He does not think he could have done anything differently," Stephanopoulos said. "He says he did what he was trained to do. He has a clean conscience over his actions that day."
The network confirmed in a press release that the rest of the interview will air Tuesday, Nov. 25, on “World News with David Muir” and “Nightline” and Wednesday, Nov. 26, on “Good Morning America."
Politico's Dylan Byers first reported Monday night that Stephanopoulos was expected to land the interview. That report arrived after word spread that several other news anchors had met with Wilson in an attempt to secure the coveted interview, including NBC's Matt Lauer, CBS' Scott Pelley and CNN's Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon.
CNN's Brian Stelter also alerted viewers on Twitter of ABC's upcoming special broadcast:
Special report bout to air on ABC -- @GStephanopoulos will share parts of his Darren Wilson interview -- more on World News, Nightline, GMA.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 25, 2014
The grand jury decided Monday that it would not indict Wilson for the death of the unarmed teenager. Brown's death has sparked months of protests, and Monday night's decision resulted in renewed unrest, with demonstrations nationwide.