60 Minutes will air its Lara Logan interview with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 6, just four days before Trudeau will go to the White House for a historic state dinner with President Obama. It’s been nearly 20 years since the two North American countries have had a state dinner together.
During the interview, Americans will learn that before becoming a world leader, the 44-year-old Trudeau worked as a snowboard instructor, a bouncer in a nightclub, and a whitewater river guide, among other things. 60 Minutes cameras will follow Trudeau, son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (1968-79 and 1980-84), to a gym where he trains with a boxing coach. And for those who missed the January 2016 issue of Vogue, glamorous photos of Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau will flash across the screen, too. After winning the election, Trudeau invited members of the American press to Rideau Hall. Vogue writer John Powers reported that a Canadian reporter on hand said half-kiddingly, "This is our Camelot!" 60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7pm on CBS.
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