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Obama to be David Letterman's first Netflix guest

Obama to be David Letterman's first Netflix guest

― AFP picLOS ANGELES, Jan 6 ― Late night talk show host David Letterman is returning to television next week with an interview of former U.S. president Barack Obama, streaming giant Netflix announced yesterday. The hourlong series will premiere next Friday, and five subsequent episodes will bow monthly through the first half of the year.

Obama will join Letterman on January 12 for the launch of the new "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman" on Netflix.

The headliner on "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman" is former President Barack Obama, with other episodes featuring George Clooney, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, Howard Stern and Malala Yousafzai. Letterman left "The Late Show" in May 2015 after almost 22 years on CBS including his 11-year run on NBC hosting "Late Night with David Letterman". Barack Obama was recently seen in a sit-down interview with Prince Harry for BBC.

Obama last talked to Letterman in a televised interview on The Late Show in 2015 during Letterman's final run hosting the CBS show after two decades.




Netflix announced the Letterman series in August.

Last March, Letterman told New York Magazine that he "would have gone to work on Trump" if he was still a late night host.

According to Netflix, each episode will "centered around one extraordinary figure whom Dave finds fascinating", and will highlight "intimate, in-depth and far-reaching" conversations.


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