White House Pulls Guest from CNN over New Obama Book

By Kevin Allocca
September 23, 2009

A White House senior adviser was scheduled to appear on CNN’s “American Morning” this week, but the White House rescinded the offer after the network booked author Christopher Andersen. Andersen’s new book “Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage,” is out today.


The inside flap of the book boasts having, “behind-the-scenes details of the Obama’s courtship and marriage — and the lovers who went before.”

Andersen appeared on CBS’ “Early Show” yesterday, but it’s not clear if any booking offers to CBS were rescinded.

During her interview with Anderson this morning, CNN’s Kiran Chetry said, “We reached out to the White House for a response to the book. They declined comment and made it known that they weren’t happy. In fact, they pulled an interview they had with a senior adviser once they learned you were on the show.”

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