December 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC says "Today" show host Matt Lauer will be
the first to interview the US Airways pilot hailed as a hero for his cool work landing a jet in the Hudson River.
NBC says Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger will be interviewed Monday from Washington, a day before Barack Obama is inaugurated.
Sullenberger, who lives in Danville, Calif., became an instant celebrity when he safely ditched the airliner in the river after hitting a flock of birds and losing both engines. All 155 people aboard survived.
But he has avoided the public eye while the National Transportation Safety Board investigates the crash-landing.
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