PBS NewsHour to Host Town Hall With President Obama

By Mark Joyella 

PBS announced Wednesday that NewsHour co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill will interview President Obama, followed by a town hall in Elkhart, Ind., where the President will take questions from voters.

The one-hour special, Questions for President Obama: A PBS NewsHour Special, will air on PBS stations June 1 at 8 p.m. ET.

The interview and town hall will mark the return of Ifill, who has been away on an extended medical leave. “Gwen is taking a brief leave to address some ongoing health issues,” Nick Massella, director of audience engagement and communications for the PBS NewsHour, wrote earlier this month in response to a query from The Providence Journal. “Her doctors are encouraged with her progress, and she hopes to be back in the saddle as soon as possible.‚Äč”