Obama Likely to Discuss Views on Gay Marriage in ABC News Interview Today
President Obama is likely to address his "evolving" views on same-sex marriage in an interview Wednesday, the NYT reports:
The interview, to be conducted by Robin Roberts, an anchor on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and was secured in the wake of a declaration by Mr. Obama’s vice president, Joseph R. Biden, on Sunday that he was “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriages...
...The sudden booking suggests an interest on the part of the White House to get Mr. Obama in front of cameras, albeit in a carefully controlled interview setting, as soon as possible.
ABC secured the interview with Mr. Obama on Tuesday afternoon, according to two people involved in the planning. It will take place at the White House. The interview was so hastily arranged, in fact, that Ms. Roberts was still in New York on Wednesday morning to co-host “Good Morning America”– and was planning on returning to New York right after the interview, because her mother is visiting and the two have dinner plans on Wednesday evening.
It will be a “wide-ranging interview,” an ABC News spokesman said.
Portions of the interview will be released today, and some on Good Morning America on Thursday, the paper reports.