*Two clips have been released from Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming interview with President Barack Obama on “The Oprah Conversation,” to air Tuesday, Nov. 17 on Apple TV+.
“The Oprah Conversation: President Barack Obama” interview will explore the transformative years leading up to President Obama’s historic presidency, the accomplishments that led him to the White House, and the monumental expectations placed upon him during his pivotal time in office. In this candid conversation, Oprah and President Obama will also talk about his new insightful and deeply personal memoir, “A Promised Land.”
In this first clip about vanity and ego, Obama says that understanding the work is not about yourself. Asked if he was trying to fill the hole from his father not being around as he was growing up, he shares that what initially drove him transformed into something larger, knowing that his role meant more than one person.
In this second clip, Obama shares that the Sandy Hook shooting was the hardest day of his presidency and expresses disappointment that there was no policy change following the tragedy.