Wow Steve Harvey nabs a major interview!
The popular daytime talk show host sat down for an exclusive one-on-one with President Barack Obama and is set to debut on his “Steve Harvey” show December 20th. The Commander-In-Chief previously sat down with Oprah, Jay Leno, and the ladies of The View on their respective couches.
Instead of political controversies, the interview focused more on fatherhood, family, holiday plans and more.
Recently in a statement about the forthcoming interview Steve said:
“Sitting down with the President is something I’ve always dreamt of doing, and I am honored to have the opportunity. I’m grateful to President Obama for welcoming me and I’m thrilled to share this experience with all my viewers.”
He also shared with NBC News:
I’m just a little boy from Welch, West Virginia that’s talking to the President of the United States. The greatest moment in that interview for me was when he was talking about his grandmother, who he misses. She passed in her eighties and my mom passed in her eighties and I said to the President, ‘I heard a rumor that your grandmother and my mother have met and that they are on the front row watching us right now.’ That was a really cool moment between me and the President and it meant a lot to him too so I felt pretty good about that.
I’ve met him before but this interview is a little different, you know. I think I talked to him the way most people don’t talk to the President. I told him I wanted a man-on-man interview. I don’t care about the politics, it’s not important to me. Look, he’s a great guy. There is a section of people that don’t agree with what he does, and then there are those of us that get it so I don’t have to go into that again. I said, let’s talk about family, let’s talk about the wives, let’s talk about Christmas, let’s talk about those girls, we’ve got girls the same age, and how he felt about fatherhood. It was pretty good.
Thoughts on the President’s recent selfie controversy:
I thought it was perfectly fine, so what? It was a celebration of life. It wasn’t like what happened to Martin Luther King, he was taken from us at a young age, Mandela lived in his 90s. It was a celebration of life, people want to be seen with the President.
Steve also cites Oprah as inspiration for where he wants to be:
A little Oprah is my goal. That is what I’m trying to do.
Catch the interview when it airs on “Steve Harvey” December 20.