“CBS THIS MORNING” CO-HOST CHARLIE ROSE SAT DOWN WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE
MORE OF THE INTERVIEW WILL BE BROADCAST SUNDAY, JULY 15 ON “CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD” AND MONDAY, JULY 16 ON
“CBS THIS MORNING”
CBS THIS MORNING co-host Charlie Rose sat down with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama today at the White House. Highlights will be broadcast tonight, July 12 on CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY (6:30-7:00 PM).
More of the interview will be broadcast Sunday, July 15 on CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD (9:00-10:30 AM) and Monday, July 16 on CBS THIS MORNING (7:00-9:00 AM) on the CBS Television Network.
Click here to watch an excerpt of the interview on CBSNews.com. The transcript is below.
BARACK OBAMA: The mistake of my first term – couple of years – was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that’s important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times. It’s funny when I ran everybody said, ‘well he can give a good speech, but can he actually manage the job?’ And in my first two years, I think the notion was, ‘well, he’s been juggling and managing a lot of stuff, but where’s the story that tells us where he’s going?’ And I think that was a legitimate criticism. So, getting out of this town, spending more time with the American people, listening to them and also then being in a conversation with them about where do we go together as a country, I need to do a better job of that in my second term.
CHARLIE ROSE: A better job of explaining?
BARACK OBAMA: Yeah. Well, explaining but also inspiring.
Patricia Shevlin is the Executive Producer of the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY.
Chris Licht is Vice President of Programming, CBS News, and Executive Producer of CBS THIS MORNING.
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