PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA GIVES HIS FIRST POST-ELECTION INTERVIEW TO "60 MINUTES"
Interview, Which Will Include the First Lady-Elect, is to Take Place Tomorrow and is Scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 16
President-elect Barack Obama has agreed to give his first post-election interview to Steve Kroft. The interview includes First Lady-elect Michelle Obama and is to take place tomorrow (14) in Chicago. It is scheduled to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Nov. 16 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
60 MINUTES has covered the campaign and the election closely. Most recently, Kroft and 60 MINUTES cameras were with Obama's top aides on election night for a segment broadcast on last Sunday's 60 MINUTES that drew 18.5 million viewers, ranking it America's number-one program for the week.
Obama and Republican presidential candidate John McCain both appeared on 60 MINUTES in separate exclusive interviews for a special one-hour broadcast of 60 MINUTES on September 21. Kroft interviewed Obama and Scott Pelley spoke with McCain.
60 MINUTES also did the first joint interview with Obama and his running mate, Vice President-elect Joseph Biden, with Kroft on the 60 MINUTES broadcast of Aug. 31.
In addition, Obama and McCain also had separate exclusive interviews on 60 MINUTES earlier this year in conjunction with the primary election, as did former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who was interviewed by Katie Couric.
Kroft also reported on the political battleground state of Ohio in a segment broadcast last March.
Jeff Fager is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES.