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Matt Lauer Lands First Post-Presidential George W. Bush Interview

by Chris Jordan, posted Aug 2nd 2010 3:41PM
George W. Bush has named the chosen journalist lucky enough to nab the first post-presidency interview with the former commander in chief: Matt Lauer.

A Bush and Lauer interview will air Monday, Nov. 8 in primetime during a 'Matt Lauer Reports' special, NBC has announced. Bush, who will also join Lauer live on 'Today' during the Wednesday, Nov. 10 broadcast, will discuss "key choices he has made in both his political and personal life" and his book 'Decision Points,' due to be released Tue., Nov. 9.

A little home cooking might have been involved in the decision -- Bush's daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, is a correspondent for 'Today.'

The first post-presidency interview is a real get for journalists, although it sometimes comes in an unexpected form. President Clinton sat down for a television interview with an Israeli TV journalist two weeks after leaving the White House in 2001. President Nixon's first televised interview after leaving office in 1974 in disgrace was with British TV host David Frost in 1977. The interview was later the subject of an acclaimed play-turned-movie, 'Frost/Nixon.'

President Obama made headlines last week when he was interviewed by the panel of ABC's 'The View.'

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Let me get this straight....
Lauer thinks this is a feather in his cap???

August 21 2010 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony DIMeo

Oh my GOD! Matt Lauer is fucking stupid No one wants to hear from Bush on anything I don't give a shit what Bush thinks about what Bush did in Office. Ever since Obama took Office I have pretty much forgotten all about Bush and I wanna keep it that way stupid NBC

August 02 2010 at 11:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't understand the point of interviewing the former president. What is there left to say? We all know what happened during his tenure as president, I don't want to hear anything he has to say about anything. Let him be and leave him alone. I just think it's ridiculous to keep hashing on the same thing over and over.

August 02 2010 at 11:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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