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President Obama to Visit 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno'

March 17, 2009 06:20:30 GMT

'Tonight Show with Jay Leno' has scored a future visit from Barack Obama that makes it the first sitting by a U.S. President who is serving in the office.


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"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" will welcome a very special guest on Thursday, March 19. The 44th U.S. President Barack Obama has agreed to a sit-in at the talk show to discuss the country's affairs including his economic plan and "other topics", NBC confirmed.

The sit-down is part of Obama's visit to Southern California on that day. He will stop by the NBC Burbank studio in Los Angeles and talk in front of live audience in the afternoon before heading back to Washington. This consequently will be the first in American history for an on-duty U.S. president to come by a late-night chat show, and the first for Obama to make such appearance since his election last year.

Even while campaigning, Obama has gained popularity as a celebrity as much as a politician. Thus, the appearance on the show will bridge the ends between news and entertainment where audience is not limited to political-oriented people. On being placed between the two, Brookings Institution expert Darrell M.West commented, "That's the group he needs to convince that he's doing a good job and his budget makes sense."

Country crooner Garth Brooks will be the musical guest that night.

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posted by lovely on Mar 18, 2009
i can't wait to see this wonderful man, our president on jay leno tonight. Everyone needs to lighten up and give Obama a chance to reapair our country from what the other idiot did to it. 8 years was too long to have an idiot run this beautiful country
posted by ruffjay2@yahoo.om on Mar 17, 2009
ask the president why aig gave out bonuses when he said it would not happen..and why sen dodd snuck in to the bill words saying that bonuses cannot be held back...i work part time..am 73 yrs old..voted for mr obama and am concerned he has lost his vision of his campaign promises.
posted by RepubsAreHypocrits on Mar 17, 2009
my, my, the american, or should i say republican hordes are easily fooled. Their congresmen and senators are now howling like jackals, while they themselves have put the AIG bonuses in place? While they themselves have created this culture of bonuses for bad behavior? While they THEMSELVES have created this mess? It's not 50 day president Obama who has done this, it's YOU, The Repukes, who have done this and now cynically try to shift the blame onto Obama. Just like you shifted the blame for 9/11 from Bin Laden to Saddam, falsely. Repub operatives, both in the House and out, both above board and covertly are frantically trying to sabotage the Obama presidency. Because, in the words of Jon Stewart, it is NOT A FUCKING GAME ....
posted by jessiemaeamazing@yah on Mar 17, 2009
ruffjay2@YAHOO...He has not lost his vision , jus give him time and he will do Good.. Good men do Good work !!~ and I BELIEVE HIM TO BE A Good Man !!! pRAY WITH ME FOR HIM AND America ,,He can not do it alone.

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