Barack Obama-David Attenborough Interview to Air on BBC America

Obama David Attenborough
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President Obama has opened the White House to naturalist David Attenborough in an exclusive interview that will air this Sunday on BBC America.

The interview, which was recorded in May, discusses the future of the planet, their shared passion for nature and what we can do to protect it.

“We’re not moving as fast as we need to and part of what I know from watching your programs, and all the great work you’ve done, is that these ecosystems are all interconnected,” Obama says during the interview. “If just one country is doing the right thing but other countries are not then we’re not going to solve the problem, we’re going to have to have a global solution to this.”

The focus on natural history is a big interest for the cabler. It is co-producing Alastair Fothergill’s “The Hunt,” a series about predators and their prey that will air next year.

“[The Obama-Attenborough interview is] absolutely part of a commitment to the best entertainment for our audience,” Sarah Barnett, president of BBC America, told Variety, adding that “‘The Hunt’ is filled with the most crazy, edge-of-your-seat, tense kind of narrative.”

The Obama-Attenborough will air simultaneously on BBC America and BBC One broadcast in the U.K. starting at 5:30 p.m. ET on June 28. An extended version will air at 8 p.m. ET on BBC America and will be made available on the cabler’s website starting at 9 p.m. ET that day.

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