BET To Air Interview With President Obama

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BET and Centric will air a news special featuring a one-one-one White House interview with President Barack Obama on Sept. 26.

The special, A BET News Exclusive: The President Answers Black America, President Obama will address the current unemployment crisis and economy specifically to an African-American audience with former KTLA anchor Emmett Miller, network officials said.

Miller talk to the President about the increase of unemployment among African-Americans since taking office, the current economic crisis, The American Jobs Act, the political landscape around the 2012 Presidential Election and a personal account of his biggest challenges and achievements.

The special will premiere on BET at 7:30 p.m. and on Centric at 8 p.m.

"We are thrilled to be the platform where the President will exclusively address our community," said Loretha Jones, President of Original Programming at BET Networks in a statement. "This conversation is particularly important given the impact the economic environment is having on African-Americans."

The special is the first in a series of BET News specials the Network will produce bringing an African-American perspective to the 2012 Presidential Election cycle.

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