Obama to Guest Star on 'Bear Grylls'

To highlight the impacts of climate change in the Arctic

President Obama will appear on Running Wild with Bear Grylls. (Steve Jurvetson / Flickr)
Photo: Steve Jurvetson / Flickr Barack Obama

President Obama will join survival expert and television personality Bear Grylls for an episode of NBC’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls, according to NBC News. NBC and the White House announced on Monday that the two will trek through the Alaskan wilderness to highlight the impacts of climate change in the Arctic.

Obama will travel to the Alaskan Arctic on Monday—the first sitting U.S. President to do so—and plans to meet with coastal fisherman and hike on a receding glacier near Seward, according to CNN.

Obama’s trek with Bear Grylls has yet to be scheduled, but the episode will air before the end of the year.

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