Oprah Sits Down with the 44th President in a Candid Conversation Covering His Legacy, Democracy, Race and the American Dream on “The Oprah Conversation”
The episode premieres globally on Apple TV+ on Tuesday, November 17. The episode will be available to watch for free through Tuesday, December 1.
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.
“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.”
Insightful and deeply personal, the memoir reveals President Obama’s introspective and genuine humanity, which propelled and sustained his journey to the presidency and beyond.’
Vanity and Ego
President Obama speaks to 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.
President Obama shares that it was the hardest day of his presidency and disappointed that there was no policy change following that tragedy.
Customers can enjoy President Obama’s memoir, “A Promised Land,” on Apple Books. The memoir is available as an ebook or audiobook narrated by President Obama himself.