The recently-elected U.S. president, Barack Obama and his wife talk to Barbara Walters about serious political issues to their life as a family.
President-elect Barack Obama sat down with Barbara Walters for a one-on-one interview and joined by his wife Michelle afterwards, on "Barbara Walters Special". The show garnered a high rating for ABC that broadcast it, absorbing 11.7 million viewers at 10 P.M. ET/PT on Wednesday, November 26.
Walters started out with a strong question, asking Obama, "As you prepare to lead the country, what is your biggest fear?". Obama admits that one or two things keep him up awake at nights, especially the economical state of the nation that has become weakened each day. He said that in the next 60 days he will assemble the best team to anticipate the issue so that the chart won't go further down.
Michelle Obama then enters in the middle of the session, dishing out more on how she will take the role as the first lady and more personal issues such as their plan for Thanksgiving as well as what the family has done in preparation to move to the White House on January 20. The full interview can be watched below.
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- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
- Part 5