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Obama to be interviewed on 'Fox News Sunday'

President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. "Good luck with that," the president said in response to questions about Donald Trump's proposal to try to force Mexico to pay for a border wall by targeting billions of dollars in remittances sent by immigrants living in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. "Good luck with that," the president said in response to questions about Donald Trump's proposal to try to force Mexico to pay for a border wall by targeting billions of dollars in remittances sent by immigrants living in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) AP

President Barack Obama is booked to make his first appearance on "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" since 2008.

Obama has not been on the public affairs program since he first entered the Oval Office in 2009. He was still in the U.S. Senate when he last appeared.

In a statement, Fox News said the interview is to take place this week at the University of Chicago, and will cover his Supreme Court nomination, the 2016 election and Obama's presidential legacy.

Obama does not frequently appear on cable news and rarely goes on Fox News Channel, where several of its conservative hosts and commentators are highly critical of his administration and policies. His last interview with Fox News was a pre-Super Bowl conversation with Bill O'Reilly in 2014.

He has previously been interviewed by Wallace in 2009 and 2013, but not on "Fox News Sunday," which celebrates its 20th year on the air this month.

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