Monday, March 16, 2009

Obama to Appear on The Tonight Show

President Obama will be making a guest appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Thursday, a White House official said, in a rare personal visit by a commander in chief to late night television.

Mr. Obama will swing by the Leno show as part of his trip to southern California. The White House official said that Mr. Obama plans to talk about the economy with Mr. Leno and said he will try to focus on substance, possibly a tall task given the show’s format.

Will he be funny? “As funny as the times allow,” the official said.

Presidential candidates often appear on television shows when they’re trying to get elected, but once successful, it is rare to find a commander in chief appearing on TV shows except as joke fodder. President Bush did show up on NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” last year, but it was in a taped appearance in which he voiced support for a contestant who had served three tours of duty in Iraq.Barack Obama appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in 2007 when he was running for president.

(This was entirely taken from a New York Times article. I'm not that good of a writer, so don't be alarmed. I just wanted to inform everyone to tune in NBC on Thursday at 11:35pm)


Tara said...

I realized you copied this from somewhere else when I read "possibly a tall task given the show’s format." Tall task?!? Doesn't sound like a 19 year old talking. Hehe! You cannot copy other people's articles on our blog, dude!! This is very alarming!

Tara said...

So did you stay up to watch Obama? I tried, but I didn't know when he was going to come on. So I went to bed. Was it any good?

Laura said...


Tara said...

OH! Hehe!

Tara said...

I heart Obama. He was soooo good on The Tonight Show.