Evening with the Governor 2015

Dec 17, 2015

Governor Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder reflect on the past year in Michigan politics with Off the Record anchor Tim Skubick.  

Watch it now at video.wkar.org

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder looks back at 2015 with Tim Skubick, senior capitol correspondent and anchor of Off the Record from WKAR. The exclusive interview includes a rare TV appearance by First Lady Sue Snyder.

In the one-hour special, the Governor offers advice to Detroit teachers who have staged recent work stoppages; comments on the race for president; and discusses the possibility of leaving office early to join a GOP administration if the Republicans win the White House.

When given a chance to apologize to the citizens of Flint regarding his administration's handling of the lead contamination problem with the water, Snyder indicates he would withhold judgment until a report is finalized on what went wrong.

Also in the program, First Lady Sue Snyder reveals the true story behind her husband's Achilles heel injury and resulting blood clot and indicates the media coverage of the injury did not tell the whole story. Asked by anchor Tim Skubick if she felt at any time that "you might lose him?" she responded in the affirmative.

It's a fast paced, informal, and revealing exchange that captures a side of the governor and first lady that you rarely see in public.

An Evening with the Governor  is available now for on demand viewing in the PBS App on Roku, XBox 360, Apple TV, on iPad/iPhone, and at video.wkar.org.