MTV devoting platform to Obama interview Friday

MTV devoting platform to Obama interview Friday

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 14: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as U.S. Olympic Flag Bearer Mariel Zagunis (L) looks on during a South Lawn event to welcome the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams September 14, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. Vice President Joseph Biden and first lady Michelle Obama join the president to host the athletes to honor their participation and success in this year�s Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM

   NEW YORK (AP) -- MTV says it will air a live 30-minute interview with President Barack Obama across its various networks and platforms on Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern time and on tape delay at 5 p.m. Pacific time.


   Viewers are being invited to submit questions for the president on MTV's Facebook page. MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway will interview Obama at the White House, while Andrew Jenks will be reporting from a Washington-area college campus.


   MTV hopes many questions will focus on issues important to young voters, such as jobs and the cost of college.


   The interview will air on five different networks, MTV.com and its mobile platform.


   Spokeswoman Janice Gatti says the network has reached out to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for a similar special, but hasn't gotten a response.

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