TCA 2016: News anchor will discuss President’s final year in office
“CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King will interview President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama live from the White House during CBS Sports’ Super Bowl 50 pre-game show, it was announced Tuesday at the TCA winter press tour.
King will talk to the President and First Lady about their life in the White House, his plans for his final year in office, and relevant current events.
“Gayle knows how to drive conversations that are compelling and multi-dimensional so we get an even better understanding of the President, the First Couple and their plans for the future,” Chris Licht, vice president of programming for CBS News and executive producer of “CBS This Morning,” said in a statement.
President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 12.
In fourth quarter 2015, “CBS This Morning” generated CBS’s largest audience in the time period in 23 years. During fourth quarter 2015, the morning news show gave CBS its best competitive position in the time period with NBC in 23 years and with ABC in 17 years, according to Nielsen’s most current ratings. The show was the only network morning news program to post year-to-year increases.