Who Gets To Interview The President?

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An interesting nugget behind Juan Williams recently interview of President Bush for Fox News:

    Juan Williams’ interview with President Bush we talked about earlier was actually offered first to National Public Radio — where Juan works as senior correspondent, and where interviews with President bush have been rare.

    The White House offered the interview to Juan, who is an authority on race relations, on the 50th anniversary of the historic integration of a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. The White House often offers interviews to particular reporters and anchors.

    But NPR declined the offer — saying its counterproposal to use one of its news show hosts or White House correspondents instead of Williams was turned down.