Aung San Suu Kyi Interview: Myanmar Democracy Advocate Gives First U.S. Television Interview

WATCH: Aung San Suu Kyi's First U.S. TV Interview Since Gaining Freedom

NBC's Ann Curry has conducted the first U.S. television interview with democracy advocate and Nobel Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi since she was released from house arrest in Myanmar in November.

After traveling to Asia, NBC's Ann Curry was denied the visa she needed to enter Myanmar to interview Suu Kyi. However, because she was able to sneak a camera into the country, she conducted the interview by phone from the U.S.

"Freedom and democracy are dreams you never give up," said Suu Kyi, who has been imprisoned for 15 of the last 21 years. President Obama has described her as one of his heros, but Suu Kyi insists, "If I were the blushing kind, I would blush to be called a hero."

You can watch Suu Kyi discuss her family, her nation and Facebook here:

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