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Swift readies media assault

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – Taylor Swift will make a media assault for fourth studio album, "Red," arriving in stores on Oct. 22 with national TV appearances during release week.

On release date, a group of Swift's Twitter followers and Facebook friends will join her in New York, where they will literally "follow" her during her release week events, providing live updates to millions of fans around the world via social media postings. Swift currently has more than 19.7 million Twitter followers and 34.9 million Facebook likes.

Swift will be live in Times Square for ABC's "Good Morning America" on both Oct. 22 and 23. On Oct. 23, she will be the lead guest and perform on "The Late Show with David Letterman" (11:35 p.m. eastern/Pacific on CBS).

On Oct. 24, Swift will be live on ABC's "The View" for a performance and chat, and on Oct. 25, she will make a special concert appearance on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." On Oct. 26, she will guest on ABC's "Katie" with Katie Couric, and that same evening she will be featured on ABC's "All Access Nashville with Katie Couric - A Special Edition of 20/20" primetime special (9 p.m. eastern/Pacific).

Next week will be "Taylor Swift Week" on "Entertainment Tonight," and Swift will also be interviewed next week on "Access Hollywood," "E! News," and "Extra."

Swift will sit down for a live Q&A session with an audience at the SiriusXM studios in New York. "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Taylor Swift" will air live on The Highway on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. eastern. On Oct. 24, Swift visits Scholastic's New York headquarters, where she will again this year take time out from her release week schedule for a special literacy event as part of their "Read Every Day" literacy campaign.

After the New York media events, Swift will return to Nashville, where she'll take part in the Taylor Swift Worldwide Radio Remote presented by Papa John's. With 72 stations broadcasting live from Music City on Friday, Oct. 26, the radio event will cover 4 formats - Country, CHR, Hot AC, AC - and 5 continents, with stations from as far away as South Africa and New Zealand.

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