Steve Harvey Says His President Obama Interview Is Different

by | December 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM | Steve Harvey, TV News

President Barack Obama is interviewed by Steve Harvey for the "Steve Harvey" daytime show in the Diplomatic Reception Room, Dec. 13, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

Steve Harvey is many things: comedian, talk show host, relationship expert, philosopher, and really good guy. Like most top comics, he has a heightened ability to articulate insights about people and issues that give them a new and sharper focus. On Friday, December 20, he turns his attention to President Barack Obama. The two sat down last week at the White House for a special edition of “The Steve Harvey Show.” “This interview was different, you know?” Harvey told Washington D.C.’s NBC affiliate. “I think I talked to him the way most people don’t talk to the President.”

Their conversation ranged from the selfie the president took at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service to raising daughters and dealing with boys. In other words, the interview promises to be classic Harvey. ““I don’t care about the politics,” he told NBC News.  “It’s not important to me. Look, he’s a great guy. There’s a section of people that don’t agree with anything he does. There’s those of us that get it. Let’s talk about family, and the wives, and Christmas. You know, let’s talk about those girls, we got girls the same age, and how we feel about fatherhood.”  Harvey called the interview an “honor” and told Essence.com that he’s “thrilled to share this experience with all my viewers.” This special episode of The Steve Harvey Show airs Friday, December 20. Find listings for the Steve Harvey Show here.