Diane Sawyer sips wine and pops pills at the anchor desk in raw ABC video

Following rumors that Diane Sawyer performed her 2012 election night duties under the influence, Radar Online unearthed some raw footage of the newswoman drinking wine and popping prescription pills behind the newsdesk.

The obviously dated video shows Sawyer as she apparently prepares for a "Primetime Live" newscast. After taking a sip of red wine, she pulls a bag from under the desk, removes a prescription bottle and pops a pill.

Sawyer then goes on to disparage an unknown female. "Too bad she's crazy," says Diane, as she pantomimes taking a shot and snorting cocaine.

ABC demanded video montages of Diane's slurring election night coverage be removed from YouTube, so don't expect this one to be accessible for long.
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