By BETH FOUHY
NEW YORK (AP) — Mitt Romney will be interviewed Dec. 18 on Fox News Sunday, the first time the Republican presidential hopeful has appeared on a Sunday talk show since March 2010.
Fox announced Romney's pending appearance on Tuesday. He will be interviewed in South Carolina by moderator Chris Wallace.
The appearance comes as rival Newt Gingrich appears to be surging in polls nationally and in Iowa, which holds kickoff caucuses Jan. 3.
Romney has limited his press exposure during this campaign. He sat for an interview last week with Fox News anchor Bret Baier, where he appeared angry and uncomfortable when questioned about his changing views on abortion and other issues. The interview was widely panned, and the Democratic National Committee used excerpts in a video attacking Romney.
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