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11-year-old journalist interviews Obama

August 14, 2009 6:43:22 AM PDT
A very young journalist is off to a strong career start after landing an interview with President Barack Obama.Damon Weaver, an 11-year-old Florida student, is part of the TV station at his elementary school in Canal Point. His past interviews include NBA player Dwayne Wade and Vice President Joe Biden.

With the president, the questions covered everything from basketball to school lunches.

"Do you have the power to make school lunches better?" Weaver asked.

"We are actually seeing if we can work to at least make school lunches healthier. Because a lot of school lunches, there's a lot of French fries, pizzas, tater tots. All kinds of stuff that isn't a well-balanced meal," Obama answered.

Weaver then pitched his own plan.

"I suggest that we have french fries and mangos everyday for lunch," he said.

Weaver became an Internet sensation during the 2008 presidential campaign and has long sought an interview with Obama. He even went to Washington for Obama's inauguration in January, but was unable to get through security lines for the ceremony.

Weaver is well on his way to success in school. The budding journalist has already been given a full scholarship to Albany State University in Georgia.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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