Fox News Channel Scores First TV Interview with Sarah Palin Since Arizona Shooting LA Times' The Caucus blog

Fox News has nabbed the first interview with Sarah Palin since the Tucson shooting, with Palin agreeing to appear on Monday night's program hosted by Sean Hannity, reports the New York Times' The Caucus blog.

The interview is scheduled to air through several commercial breaks, the story notes, adding that Palin is a paid Fox contributor. Nevertheless, Palin has been "laying low on the network in the wake of the shooting," the article says.

Palin has been at the center of the discussion over the role of overheated political rhetoric in the shootings,with her Wednesday video statement about the shootings bringing sharp criticisms from both liberals and some Republicans, the story says.