EXCLUSIVE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SITS DOWN WITH BET

President Barack Obama has an interview with Jeff Johnson of BET in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Dec. 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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EXCLUSIVE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SITS DOWN WITH BET

President Barack Obama’s interview with BET Networks to air on "106 & PARK"; Interview Covers Modern Civil Rights, police relations and justice for all in America.

Published December 7, 2014

In an exclusive interview with BET Networks, President Barack Obama addressed community concerns and calls for justice and equality after recent grand jury decisions.  BET’s “106 & PARK” will air a portion of the interview on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5 p.m. ET/PT. The full in-depth interview will air immediately following at 6 p.m. ET/PT in “BET News Presents: A Conversation with President Barack Obama.”   

This marks President Obama's first network interview during which he shares his thoughts on events that have sparked major protests nationwide.  The special segment on “106 & PARK” is dedicated to bringing an empowering message to finding meaningful solutions and learning from the incidents that occurred in Ferguson, MO and across the nation.  

President Obama discussed his strategy not only to investigate the various incidents, but ways in which he believes that the country can come together during this time.  BET News’ Jeff Johnson conducted the interview.  The full interview will be available on BET.com following “BET News Presents: A Conversation with President Barack Obama,” which airs on December 8, 2014 at 6 p.m. ET/PT.

Written by BET-Staff

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