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If you’re worried about the future of journalism, take solace in Topanga Sena and Jacob Schroeder.

The two 10-year-olds sat down with President Obama in the White House for an exclusive back-to-school interview set up by the Scholastic Kids Press Corps. The pair grilled the President like Bobby Flay grills a bourbon-glazed mango, asking tough questions about the economy, education and 9/11, among other topics.

“Mr. President,” Topanga began, “I live in central Florida, and some of my friends and some children in my neighborhood have had to live in hotels because their parents lost their jobs and lost their home to foreclosure. What would you say to kids and families who are struggling in this economy?”

Later, Jacob asked about the president’s favorite reads: “When you were our age what did you like to read?” FYI, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are on the presidential reading list.

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article courtesy of NBCWashington.com

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