David Attenborough Meets President Obama
Recorded in May on Attenborough's 89th Birthday, the programme will air on TV ONE a day after its international BBC One premiere.
President Barack Obama interviews Sir David Attenborough at the White House, and during this candid meeting, they discuss the future of the planet, their passion for nature and what can be done to protect it.
The leader of the Western world wanted to meet Attenborough to talk to him about climate change, its effect on the environment, and to ask Attenborough his thoughts on the most critical issues threatening our planet. The President has long been a huge admirer of Attenborough's work. He grew up watching Attenborough's films, and after 60 years exploring the globe Sir David has witnessed the changing natural world first-hand.
Viewers will witness a unique exchange between the two men: the President talks about his initiatives for tackling climate change and addressing environmental issues, as well as his paternal roots in Africa and how his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia established an enduring love of the natural world. David Attenborough relates tales from his long career, his recent record-breaking dive on the Great Barrier Reef and what he believes needs to be done about pressing issues such as the rising population, climate change and renewable energy.