08/10/2012 09:18 am ET Updated Oct 10, 2012

MSNBC Gets Mitt Romney Interview For Documentary; Also Airing Obama Special

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Mitt Romney will turn up later this month in a place viewers rarely see him -- MSNBC.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has appeared -- with varying regularity -- on all the television networks. But apart from the occasional "Morning Joe" appearance, Romney has spurned MSNBC. This is no surprise, as most of its hosts have made little attempt to hide their extreme disdain for him.

But Romney agreed to speak to one of the channel's "straight news" figures, NBC's White House correspondent Chuck Todd, for an upcoming documentary about himself.

"Mitt Romney: The Making of a Candidate" will air on Aug 24. Todd sat down with Romney on Thursday, and a clip of the interview aired on "NBC Nightly News" on Thursday night. The hour-long documentary will coincide with the Republican convention that will formally nominate Romney.

A similar documentary on Barack Obama will air on Sept. 3. Hosted by Chris Matthews, the documentary, "Barack Obama: Making History," will not feature an interview with the president. Matthews will talk to Vice President Joe Biden.



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