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President Obama Discusses the National Security Agency on Charlie Rose

President Obama sits down for a discussion with Charlie Rose and talks about the National Security Agency.

President Obama discussed a range of issues in his interview last night on PBS, but the National Security Agency was the topic for an extended part of the conversation.

"My job is both to protect the American people and to protect the American way of life, which includes our privacy," he said. "So every program that we engage in, what I've said is let's examine and make sure that we're making the right tradeoffs."

Watch that part of the exchange:

Watch the full interview here