Barack Obama decided to give his first interview as President-elect to Ebony magazine, one of the oldest black-owned publications in the United States and based in his hometown of Chicago.
The interview took place Thursday, Nov. 13, and will appear in Ebony’s January 2009 issue, the magazine said in a statement.
The article includes Obama’s thoughts on the historic election, the international reaction to it and his hope to capitalize on the enthusiasm of millions of supporters.
“I’m very humbled by the fact that I stand on the shoulders of all the people who made these incredible contributions to lift this country up,” Obama was quoted as saying in the interview.
Meanwhile, Obama’s second post-election interview, which aired Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” was watched by 25 million people and gave the CBS news program its highest overnight ratings in 10 years.