President Barack Obama will take part in a youth town hall special on October 14 called "A Conversation With President Obama." The interactive one-hour event will air live and commercial-free on MTV, MTVu, BET, Centric, TR3s and CMT at 4 p.m. (ET) and stream live on MTV.com, BET.com and CMT.com.
The president will take the stage before an audience of approximately 250 young people representing a broad cross-section of backgrounds, interests and political viewpoints. The show, a production of MTV News and BET News, will be hosted by MTV's Sway Calloway, BET's April Woodard and CMT's Katie Cook.
"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," said Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman in a statement announcing the special forum. "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."
During the event, President Obama will answer questions on a wide range of topics from the studio audience as well as from viewers who submit questions via Twitter.
This isn't the first time President Obama has spoken to the MTV audience. Back in October 2007, when he was still Senator Obama, he participated in one of the MTV/MySpace presidential dialogues, during which young voters at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, asked him questions about everything from net neutrality to Iraq, immigration and what kind of Supreme Court justices he would nominate.
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