TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — Interviewing The President

For what it’s worth, Kerstin Kealy’s interview with President Obama today is not exactly a first for the station. Former WDAY-TV anchor Marv Bossart was one of several local television reporters to conduct a sit-down interview with President Reagan at the White House about a year before his presidency ended in 1989.

Marv recalled later to many of us that he was struck by the president’s poor hearing, asking for most of the questions to be repeated.

I also remember fondly Marv telling me (through his laughter) about “stealing” the paper White House coaster from under the president’s water glass as a souvenir after President Reagan left the room.

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