Obama Interview to Kick Off NBC’s ‘Education Nation’


By Alex Weprin Comment

lauerobama092210.jpgNext week, NBC News will present its “Education Nation” summit, which will explore the state of education in America.

This morning the network announced that the event will kick off on “Today” next Monday, Sept. 27 with a live interview with President Barack Obama.

Obama will be interviewed by “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer, who will ask about education in America.

> Update, 2pmET: The half-hour interview will air at 8 a.m. on “Today” and will be roadblocked across various NBCU Networks including MSNBC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, Oxygen, Chiller, Sleuth, UNI HD and Universal Sports.

The network is also soliciting questions from viewers, with Lauer asking a selection of them on-air. Viewers can submit their questions for President Obama here.

The “Education Nation” interview will be the second one President Obama has given to NBC recently. Earlier this week he appeared live on cable network CNBC for a town hall discussion about the economy.