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U.S. President Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama has interviewed Sir David Attenborough at the White House in an extraordinary meeting of minds.

During the meeting, the two men discussed the future of the planet, their passion for nature and what can be done to protect it. Excerpts can be viewed below reports BBC.

The interview was recorded in May on Sir David’s 89th birthday.

In the UK it will be broadcast as a special programme on BBC One at 10.30pm this Sunday 28th June.

In the US, the special will air on BBC AMERICA, the home of the BBC’s biggest natural history landmarks on American television. It will be screened this Sunday at 5:30pm ET, followed by an extended version at 8:00pm ET.

According to the White House, President Obama grew up watching Sir David Attenborough’s films and has long been a huge admirer of his work. He wanted to meet Sir David to talk to him about climate change and its effect on the environment, and to ask his thoughts on the most critical issues threatening our planet.

In 60 years exploring the globe, Sir David has witnessed the changing natural world first-hand.

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