President Barack Obama will appear in his last presidential interview on network television on “60 Minutes Presents: Barack Obama: Eight Years in the White House,” an hour-long special broadcast Sunday, January 15 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
The president chose to return to “60 Minutes” one last time, where he made much news and revealed himself in numerous interviews with Steve Kroft, who began covering him closely nearly two years before he entered the White House.
Kroft speaks to him once again in an interview conducted this week at the White House about current topics -- including President-elect Donald Trump -- and his two-term legacy. The hour will also follow the 44th president’s journey, through his own words, in the 60 Minutes interviews he did with Kroft, beginning when Mr. Obama declared his candidacy in 2007, through the elections and the milestones of his eight years in the White House.
Some of the milestones President Obama talked about in big “60 Minutes interviews” include his historic election in his first interview as the president-elect in November 2008; his first two months in office in March 2009; facing down opposition to the Affordable Care Act in September 2009; the Democrats’ losses in the 2010 mid-term elections; his killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011; and his discussion of the Syrian civil war and Russia’s involvement in it in October of 2015.