Joe Biden To Sit Down With NBC News’ Lester Holt For Latest One-On-One Interview

Joe Biden will sit down with NBC News’ Lester Holt for an interview on Monday, the president’s latest one-on-one with a network anchor amid calls for him to drop out of the race.

NBC News has planned for a primetime special, to air at 9 p.m. ET, just as ABC News did last week when the president was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos. Highlights will air the same day on NBC Nightly News and The interview also will stream on NBC News Now.

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Biden’s interview will come on the first night of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.

Holt will interview the president in Austin, TX.

The calls for Biden to step aside continued today, as megadonor George Clooney published an op-ed in the New York Times calling for him to exit the race. Clooney co-hosted a fundraiser for Biden in Los Angeles last month, and wrote that the president’s demeanor was similar to his faltering performance at the presidential debate later in the month.

In the fallout from the debate, Biden has stepped up his network interviews and will hold a press conference Thursday, as some supporters and pundits have said that the president needs a more unscripted setting to assure Democrats that he is fit for the campaign and to make the case against Donald Trump.

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Since the debate, Biden also has called into Morning Joe and spoke to the Houston Chronicle, among other interviews. The ABC News interview drew an estimated 8.5 million viewers, giving the network a win in the time slot on Friday.

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