It’s the interview every news publication worth their salt, or still in business, is vying to get -the first post-election interview with President-elect Barack Obama.
Variety is boasting that CBS’ 60 Minutes has nabbed the first interview, but the sit-down doesn’t actually take place until Friday, and Reuters is reporting that Obama has already given an interview to Johnson Publishing’s Ebony magazine, one of the oldest black-owned publications.
So, Ebony scored the first print post-election interview while 60 Minutes nabbed the first television interview, but technically Ebony takes the prize for nabbing the overall first interview.
Obama spoke with the Chicago-based publication about political issues, the international reaction to his election and his hopes of capitalizing on the enthusiasm of his supporters.
“I’m very humbled by the fact that I stand on the shoulders of all the people who made these incredible contributions to lift this country up,” Obama said in the interview.