Lester Holt to Interview President Obama


Young men listen intently as President Barack Obama speaks about the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, Monday, July 21, 2014. President Obama announced that leaders of 60 of the largest school systems have pledged to expand minority boys' access to better preschools and advanced classes and to try to prevent grade retention, suspensions and expulsions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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NBC News’ Lester Holt will interview President Barack Obama on Tuesday — ahead of the president’s farewell address to the nation in Chicago. Holt will travel on Air Force One with Obama on his final trip as Commander-In-Chief to Chicago — the birthplace of his presidential campaign.

The two will also visit a restaurant in Chicago’s Hyde Park and discuss how well Obama believes he delivered on promises he made eight years ago and his hope for the nation going forward. The interview will be the focus of a one-hour Dateline NBC special, Barack Obama: The Reality of Hope, airing Friday at 10 p.m. ET.

Parts of the interview will also be featured on the various platforms of NBC News and MSNBC, including TODAY, NBC Nightly News, and NBCNews.com.

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