(Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama will now be a part of NBC’s “Roll Up Your Sleeves”, a COVID-19 vaccination awareness program, Comcast Corp’s NBC said on Tuesday.
The hour-long special, created by media company ATTN, will air on April 18, and aims to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. ATTN had previously said former First Lady Michelle Obama and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will also appear on the program.
Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will interview Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, on the special, ATTN had said.
The show, which will include a number of comedy acts, informative packages and real-life stories, is being produced in partnership with pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots Alliance.
(Reporting by Nilanjana Basu in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)