CMT will join several other Viacom-owned networks to air a one-hour, commercial-free town hall event with President Barack Obama on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. ET (tape delayed to air at 4 p.m. PT). A Conversation With President Obama will air live before an audience of approximately 250 young people representing a broad cross-section of backgrounds, interests and political viewpoints.
The event is a production of MTV News and BET News and will be hosted by CMT's Katie Cook, MTV's Sway Calloway and BET's April Woodard. The president will answer questions on a wide range of topics from the studio audience as well as from viewers who submit questions via Twitter. This special event will also air on BET, CENTRIC, MTV, mtvU and Tr3s and will streamed live at CMT.com, BET.com and MTV.com.
"Our brands reach and connect with the broadest swath of young people in the U.S. because we understand their interests, their passions and their concerns," Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman said in announcing the event. "We know that America's youth hold strong views about the challenges our country faces as well as their own aspirations for the future. We are honored that the president has chosen to appear on our cable networks to continue his dialogue with the nation's young people."
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