Fox News To Conduct “Extended, Exclusive” Interview With Pres. Obama

While Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks “Deem and Pass,” President Barack Obama is going a different route – he’s talking to Fox News.

In an “extended, exclusive” interview tomorrow he will sit down with Special Report anchor Bret Baier to make his health care reform pitch to the FNC audience. What a long, strange trip it’s been.

The interview will air in full at 6pmET tomorrow and will take place earlier in the afternoon. “We welcome the opportunity to sit down with the President and try to get some specifics on the health care legislation,” said Baier in making the announcement right after NoonET today on Fox News.

The history between the White House and Fox News has been a shaky one. In September he went to every major news outlet except Fox for an interview. That started things, and with FNC essentially winning the war it came to a head in late October with a meeting between Robert Gibbs and Michael Clemente. In November Major Garrett sat down with Pres. Obama in a round of interviews.

But now this interview is exclusive – and very meaningful. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Baier.

> Update: From the FNC release:

Baier sits down with President Obama in their first one-on-one interview to discuss the upcoming House vote on health care reform and what to expect in Washington in the weeks ahead.

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