Then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama poses with radio host Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo following a chat on the show "Piolin por la Manana." Sotelo recently scored an interview with Obama fresh into his new role as U.S. President.
Good Morning. Luis Clemens, here. I'm the Planning Editor for "Tell Me More."
This week "Tweety Bird" interviewed President Barack Obama. For real.
Mr. Obama granted a telephone interview to Eddie Sotelo. He is the Univision radio host who goes by the Spanish-language nickname "Piolin," which translates as Tweety Bird. The Piolin por la Manana morning show is syndicated nationwide and is enormously popular among Latino immigrants.
Not surprisingly, Piolin asked the President about the state of immigration reform. Here's what the President had to say about the issue:
I am very committed to making [comprehensive immigration reform] happen. We are going to be convening [Congressional] leadership on this issue so that we can start getting that legislation drawn up over the next several months.
We found audio of Piolin's complete interview. You can listen below:
This was not Obama's first appearance on the show. Back in August 2007, Obama even went so far as to sing a few lyrics on air from "Mexico Lindo Y Querido" ("My Beloved and Beautiful Mexico"). Check out Obama's singing performance below (immortalized on the Web by CNN):
More on today's other stories from Michel Martin later in the day... Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy today's show!