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The Best Moments from David Letterman's Interview With Barack Obama on Netflix

The Best Moments from David Letterman's Interview With Barack Obama on Netflix

In the debut episode of Netflix's new series My Next Guest Needs no Introduction with David Letterman, Letterman sat down with the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama for a almost hour-long interview, and Obama shared some poignant stories. If there's a bold idea with My Next Guest, it's to be as un-bold as possible. For instance, the two discussed Russian interference in American media and politics; as Obama put it, "One of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don't share a common baseline of facts".

However, Letterman's obsequiousness, Obama's cautious answers-he never directly mentioned Donald Trump-and the fact that the interview was taped last fall made for a tepid viewing experience. Actor George Clooney, actress Tina Fey, activist Malala Yousafzai, television persionality Howard Stern, and rapper Jay-Z are among those named to be future guests of the show.

Letterman and Lewis visited Selma in November to record the interview, according to the Selma Times-Journal.

I have always thought of Letterman as an acquired taste that not everyone acquired.

Letterman makes clear that his admiration for Obama is unreserved - something he contrasts with the other presidents with which he professionally overlapped.

The guest is Barack Obama, and both the interviewer and the interviewee struggle mightily not to mention President Trump.

Letterman, 70, signed a deal a year ago to develop the six-episode Netflix show, for which he will be paid $2 million per episode.

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This time around, he's partnered with Netflix for a pared-back version of his Late Show. There seem to be a seventy-nine cameras pointed at Letterman's stage, with overly dramatic cutting to close-ups and iMovie-worthy photo montages.

The premiere episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction is now streaming on Netflix. This is late-night talk.

David Letterman returns to American television after two years of absence.

Apart from a few more personal discussions of subjects already widely covered, such as Obama's childhood and his book, Dreams from My Father, the bulk of the interview centered on current events and issues. "There you go", he says.

You could appreciate the irony: A recent President explaining show business to a late night legend. "I see Malia, and I say, 'my name is David Letterman and I am very happy to be here at the party, and thank you for inviting me to the party".

Family Guy (Sunday, 9/8c, Fox): The irreverent animated hit reaches the rare milestone of a 300 episode (still less than half the total of The Simpsons to date), asking the question, "Can this relationship be saved?"-being that of baby Stewie and talking dog Brian, who come to blows after the canine pet drunkenly destroys Stewie's beloved stuffed bear, Rupert". The next episode, featuring George Clooney, streams February 9. And they would just go, and they were communicating entirely through social media and we essentially built what ended up being the most effective political campaign probably in modern political history.


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