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PBS NewsHour to Broadcast Exclusive Interview with President Obama


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PBS NewsHour co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill will sit down for an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, June 1 in Elkhart, Indiana. It will follow with a town hall, produced by PBS NewsHour, during which local residents will ask questions of the President. The one hour primetime special will air at 8 p.m. on WOUB. An excerpt will air earlier that evening on the PBS NewsHour.

“Questions for President Obama: A PBS NewsHour Special” will explore a variety of topics raised by the Elkhart residents.

Ifill is also the moderator and managing editor of PBS’ Washington Week. In February 2016, with co-anchor Judy Woodruff, Ifill co-moderated the PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. During the 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections Ifill also moderated Vice Presidential debates. Ifill has covered eight Presidential campaigns, and during the 2008 campaign season, she won the George Foster Peabody Award after bringing Washington Week to live audiences around the country as part of a 10-city tour.