NBC12 Exclusive: one on one with President Barack Obama
I try very hard in my reporting not to throw around the word “exclusive” because in this day of 24 hour news, the term has gotten a bit overused. However, I think the interview we have scheduled today warrants that description.
NBC12 is among a small group of local television stations to be granted an opportunity to interview President Barack Obama, one on one. Our interview with the President is scheduled to take place this afternoon (Wednesday) at the White House.
This will be my second time interviewing Mister Obama. The first time, however he was not the president. I interviewed him very briefly during a campaign stop in Lynchburg, VA in 2008.
This time our interview will be a bit longer and will be conducted at the White House. There are no restrictions on what we can ask the Commander-in-Chief, but the interview will focus mainly on his newly released budget for 2012 and its impact on Virginia and specifically Richmond.
We will have a preview of what the President said shortly after the interview concludes on my and NBC12‘s facebook pages. Then tonight on NBC12 News at 11, we will have a complete recap of our conversation, live from Washington.
Thursday, I will join the NBC12 News morning show to discuss what we talked with the President about and then Thursday night at 11, we will broadcast an NBC12 News Special Report on the interview and it will include responses from high ranking Virginia Republicans.
We want to know what you would ask the President if given the opportunity.
We will have more throughout the day. Keep checking back.