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Charlie Rose interviews Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ‘PBS Newshour’ interviews President Obama

WCNY aired Charlie Rose’s interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Sept 9. The global television exclusive was Assad’s only television interview since President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve the use of force against the Syrian regime for alleged use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people. It was also Assad’s first interview with an American television outlet in nearly two years.

President Obama sat down with PBS Newshour co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill Sept. 9 to discuss Obama’s attempts to build support with the American public, Congress and the international community for a military strike against Syria.

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