Aug. 27, 2013
EXCLUSIVE: President Barack Obama Speaks with PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff
Interview airs Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Soon after delivering a speech at the Lincoln Memorial to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, President Barack Obama will sit down with PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff for an exclusive interview. They will discuss civil rights and economic opportunity in America five decades after the March on Washington, as well as the news of the day.
The extended interview will take place at the White House and will be broadcast in full on PBS NewsHour Wednesday evening (check local listings) and at newshour.pbs.org.
You will be able to find excerpts from the interview as well as a full-length version of our interview at video.pbs.org/program/newshour/ and on our YouTube page at youtube.com/pbsnewshour.
Also on our homepage, PBS NewsHour will live stream Wednesday's 50th anniversary events from Washington, including speeches from former President Bill Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter and President Obama.
Find our extensive and in-depth coverage of the March at 50 here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/news/march-on-washington/index.html
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff were recently named co-anchors and managing editors of PBS NEWSHOUR. The program, in its new format, launches Monday, September 9, 2013.
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