December 23, 2009
Contact:
Anna Christopher, NPR


   

NPR NEWS TO INTERVIEW PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TODAY, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009

NPR'S ROBERT SIEGEL AND JULIE ROVNER TO FOCUS ON
HEALTH CARE IN INTERVIEW WITH THE PRESIDENT

MEDIA PLEASE NOTE: FULL TRANSCRIPT AND AUDIO OF INTERVIEW TO BE AVAILABLE TODAY AT APPROX 4PM (ET)

December 23, 2009; Washington, D.C. – UPDATED WITH NEW TIME: NPR News will interview President Barack Obama from the White House this afternoon. The interview, which will focus on health care and President Obama’s first year in office, will be conducted by All Things Considered host Robert Siegel and Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner. NPR will broadcast the interview today during the afternoon newsmagazine All Things Considered, and throughout the evening on its Newscast. Full audio of the interview and a complete transcript will be available at approximately 4PM (ET) at www.npr.org.

MEDIA – PLEASE NOTE:

Audio and a transcript of the interview will be made available today, December 23 at approximately 4PM (ET). Media Contact: Anna Christopher, 202.513.2300.

All excerpts of the interview must be credited to “NPR News.” Broadcast outlets may use up to sixty (60) consecutive seconds of audio from the interview. Television usage must include on-screen chyron to “NPR News” with NPR logo.

NPR is an award-winning, multimedia news organization and an influential force in American life. In collaboration with more than 880 independent public radio stations nationwide, NPR strives to create a more informed public – one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. NPR reaches a growing audience of more than 26.4 million listeners weekly; to find local stations and broadcast times for NPR programs, visit www.npr.org/stations