Obama Locks In His Final Network Interview as President

Jan 11, 2017  •  Post A Comment

With his tenure winding down, Barack Obama has scheduled his final presidential interview on network TV for this Sunday, Jan. 15, on CBS. The network announced plans to air the interview in an hourlong special broadcast, “60 Minutes Presents Barack Obama: Eight Years in the White House.”

The program will air Sunday from 7-8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

“The president chose to return to ’60 Minutes’ one last time, where he made much news and revealed himself in numerous interviews with Steve Kroft, who began covering him closely nearly two years before he entered the White House,” the network said in its announcement. “Kroft speaks to him once again in an interview conducted this week at the White House about current topics — including President-elect Donald Trump — and his two-term legacy.”

The announcement adds: “The hour will also follow the 44th president’s journey through his own words in the ’60 Minutes’ interviews he did with Kroft, beginning when Mr. Obama declared his candidacy in 2007, through the elections and the milestones of his eight years in the White House.”

The release also notes: “Some of the milestones President Obama talked about in big ’60 Minutes’ interviews include his historic election in his first interview as the president-elect in November 2008; his first two months in office in March 2009; facing down opposition to the Affordable Care Act in September 2009; the Democrats’ losses in the 2010 mid-term elections; his killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011; and his discussion of the Syrian civil war and Russia’s involvement in it in October of 2015.”

Steve Kroft with Barack Obama (CBS News/Aaron Tomlinson)

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