Leader of free world meets king of the wild: Obama interviews Attenborough – The Times (subscription)

Sir David Attenborough has been interviewed on TV by everyone from Michael
Parkinson to Jonathan Ross but he has never, until now, sat opposite the
leader of the free world.

President Obama invited the master of the natural world to the White House
last month for a surprise meeting in which the pair discussed climate change
and conservation. It has now been disclosed that the encounter was filmed by
the BBC as an interview in which the president questions Attenborough, the
89-year-old naturalist.

After Sir David Frost’s grilling of Richard Nixon in 1977, you would think
that American presidents would


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