Matt Lauer has landed the first one-on-one TV interview with George W. Bush since he left the Oval Office. The interview will air Nov. 8 in primetime as a special “Matt Lauer Reports,” NBC announced today. Bush will also join Lauer live on Today Nov. 10. The appearances are to promote his book Decision Points, which hits shelves Nov. 9. Before you suggest Today scored the “get” because Bush’s daughter Jenna Bush Hager is a contributing correspondent for the show, remember that Today has been the No. 1 morning news program for 763 consecutive weeks.
I can only imagine how happy the staffs of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are to hear this news… But how amazing would it be if Bush sat down with either Jon Stewart or “Stephen Colbert” when he’s in town? That’s how you get press for a book launch (if you don’t want to sit between Kathie Lee and Hoda, which I would also pay to see). What’s your dream TV appearance for Bush?