Former US president Barack Obama will be the next guest on The Oprah Conversation.
Apple has announced that a new episode of “The Oprah Conversation,” scheduled to premiere on Apple TV Plus on Nov. 17 at 9 am ET, will feature former US president Barack Obama.
During the conversation surrounding his new memoir “A Promised Land,” host Oprah Winfrey leads Obama through a reflection on the years and accomplishments leading up to his presidency and the expectations people had for him going into office.
“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,” reads the announcement.
And in a change of pace, The Oprah Conversation episode with Barack Obama will be available for free to everyone, even if you don’t have an ongoing Apple TV+ subscription. There’s just one caveat: the free-to-watch period for this episode will end on Tuesday, December 1.
“A Promised Land” is the first of two volumes penned by Obama since he left office in 2017. It looks at the early years of his political life, including his election in 2008, dealing with a global financial crisis and pushing for reform at Wall Street, fighting with Republicans to pass the Affordable Care Act, and taking a different approach to military strategy in Afghanistan and authorising the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.
“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.”