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ABC’s Jonathan Karl to Interview George and Laura Bush in Africa

ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl will sit down with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush during their trip to Africa. The sit-down is scheduled to happen tomorrow after President Bush and President Barack Obama attend a wreath-laying ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to honor the victims of the 1998 bombing at the U.S. Embassy.

Portions of the interview will air tomorrow on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and Wednesday on “Good Morning America.” The full extended interview will air Sunday on “This Week,” which Karl will anchor.

In addition to a joint appearance for Bush and Obama, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama will participate in a panel discussion tomorrow at the Bush Institute’s African First Ladies Summit moderated by ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts.

>Update: CNN’s Robyn Curnow also sat down with George and Laura Bush. Watch the interview, which aired on “The Situation Room,” after the jump.

More from ABC below:

ABC NEWS CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT JONATHAN KARL TO SPEAK WITH FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH AND FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH IN THEIR ONLY BROADCAST TELEVISION INTERVIEW

ABC’s Cokie Roberts to Moderate a Historic Conversation with First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush

The 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush will sit down with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl for their only broadcast television interview during their trip to Africa. They will discuss his post-presidential activities including what has become a cornerstone of his legacy – his development efforts in Africa, specifically to help fight AIDS and malaria and promote women’s health issues.  The interview comes just hours after President Bush’s joint public appearance with President Obama in Africa.

Portions of the interview will be featured Tuesday, July 2 on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and Wednesday, July 3 on “Good Morning America.” The extended interview will air Sunday, July 7 on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” which will be anchored by Jonathan Karl.

 

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