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Oprah Winfrey interviews President Barack Obama on 'The Oprah Conversation'

Barack Obama The Oprah Conversation
Barack Obama The Oprah Conversation (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Oprah Winfrey has announced the next guest for "The Oprah Conversation."
  • Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will join Winfrey for an interview.
  • The episode will focus on the former president's campaign and time in office.

In a press release (opens in new tab), Apple has announced that Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be the next guest on Oprah Winfrey's Apple TV+ series "The Oprah Conversation." (opens in new tab) The new episode premiere on the streaming service on Tuesday, November 17 at 9:00 AM ET and be available to stream for free through Tuesday, December 1.

The conversation will focus on President Obama's new memoir, "A Promised Land." (opens in new tab)

In their candid conversation, Oprah and President Obama explore the transformative years leading up to his historic presidency, and reflect on the aspirations, perseverance and accomplishments that brought him to the White House, and the monumental expectations placed upon him during his pivotal time in office.

Winfrey says that the book was "worth the wait" and that she has looked forward to speaking with President Obama about it for a while.

"This book was worth the wait," said Oprah Winfrey. "Everybody who reads it is going to be on this journey from the grueling and monotonous grind of the campaign, to taking us inside the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room and the Situation Room and sometimes, even the bedroom. This book has both the intimacy and the grandeur coming through in this memoir, and I have so been looking forward to speaking with him about all of it."

If you would like to read President Obama's memoir "A Promised Land" (opens in new tab) before the interview airs, you can purchase the title on Apple Books.

Winfrey has hosted a number of interviews covering a range of topics with thought leaders such as Emmanuel Acho, Professor Ibram X. Kendi, Bryan Stevenson, Mariah Carey, Matthew McConaughey, Stevie Wonder, and Dolly Parton. All of those interviews are available to watch on Apple TV+ now.

Joe Wituschek
Contributor

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.