Colbert to interview Obama on campus Monday for special taping

President Barack Obama will visit campus Monday to appear for an interview with Stephen Colbert, who will tape a special episode of "The Colbert Report" in Lisner Auditorium. File Photo by Sam Hardgrove | Hatchet Staff Photographer
President Barack Obama will visit campus Monday to appear for an interview with Stephen Colbert, who will tape a special episode of “The Colbert Report” in Lisner Auditorium. File Photo by Sam Hardgrove | Hatchet Staff Photographer
Stephen Colbert announced that he will interview President Barack Obama during a taping of his show in Lisner Auditorium on Monday.

Only GW students could enter a lottery to win free tickets, which closed Thursday at 10 a.m. Students will be notified if they have won tickets before Monday, according to a University release.

Obama came to campus in fall 2011 for a World AIDS Day event in the Jack Morton Auditorium. He also gave a speech there about the deficit and fiscal policy in April 2011, held a town hall in the Marvin Center the year before and visited Lisner for Attorney General Eric Holder’s installation ceremony in 2009.

Also in 2009, the Obama family attended a GW men’s basketball game in the Smith Center.

Colbert had said on “The Colbert Report” Tuesday night that he would return to D.C. to tape an episode of the show at GW. The special episode is called “Stephen Colbert Presents: Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington D.C. Ya Later, Legislator: Partisan is Such Sweet Sorrow: A Colbert Victory Lap, ‘014.”

The host of the award-winning satirical news show spoke on campus in 2007 with NBC’s Tim Russert.

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