Skip Nav
Halloween
Apparate Into the Wizarding World With These Fantastic Beasts Costume Ideas
Ryan Lochte
Dancing With the Stars: Meet the Rumored (and Confirmed) Cast Members
Fall TV
Dancing With the Stars: 4 Important Details You Need to Know About Season 23

What are the Presidential Candidates Watching?


We know Bill Clinton loves TV Land, but what about Hillary? And do you think Barack Obama is more of a 30 Rock or Two and a Half Men kind of guy?

The presidential candidates have revealed their TV viewing habits to TV Guide for the issue that hits newsstands on Thursday, but Mediabistro got a sneak peek at the results. Here's some of what the candidates had to say:

  • Hillary Clinton likes Grey's Anatomy, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, makeover shows on HGTV, and The Ed Sullivan Show.
  • Barack Obama loves M*A*S*H and The Wire but ends up watching a lot of SpongeBob SquarePants with his daughters.
  • John Edwards likes Boston Legal and — ha — Fred Thompson's episodes of Law & Order.
  • Dennis Kucinich likes late-night TV, including both Leno and Letterman as well as The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Saturday Night Live.
  • John McCain said he watches Prison Break "because as a fellow prisoner, I always dreamed and plotted how I would break out of the Hanoi Hilton."
  • Mitt Romney likes escaping with Lost.
  • Fred Thompson spends his viewing time catching up with SportsCenter.

There was obviously some political strategy going into these answers (McCain's makes me a little uncomfortable), and I'm surprised that Thompson didn't mention Law & Order himself. Apparently Rudy Giuliani didn't participate, which really makes me wonder what's on his TiVo.

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
kimchimei kimchimei 8 years
i love Dennis Kucinichs sense of humor .
ktacce ktacce 8 years
how boring was edwards' response? he can do better than that!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Love Obama's list. Anyone watch reruns of West Wing (or...Commander in Chief)?
em1282 em1282 8 years
McCain's response was lame, IMO. Hanoi Hilton? Totally tacky.
lala788 lala788 8 years
John McCain he's now my fav , guess why ?
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
I agree with Buzz about McCain's answer. Well, all righty then...
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
Hey, look, I didn't think Mitt Romney and I had anything in common...!
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 8 years
1- Dennis Kucinich clearly has a great sense of humor (ex: his appearance on The Colbert Report was very amusing) and I think he'd be a wonderful person to get to know. 2- I really like the diversity of Obama's selections. The Wire and Spongebob => LOL. 3- Perhaps I'm being naive, but I liked McCain's response because he tried to provide personal insight on why he liked a show.
flutterpie flutterpie 8 years
this tv guide article is as pointless to the political process as asking boxers or briefs
miss-britt miss-britt 8 years
i would have never guess Dennis Kucinich as a guy who enjoys late night tv. or anything with a good sense of humor. i don't know. Also i love when i goggle him- It ask if i was looking for Dennis Kucinich's wife.
demeter demeter 8 years
Come on you know they all watch 24!! At least I know McCain
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Interesting choices. It would be fun to match the candidate with the favorite T.V. show and see what the masses think based on their stances and personalties.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I wonder what Rudy watches.
The Night Of Miniseries Facts
Jennifer Lopez's Shades of Blue Style
Dancing With the Stars Season 23 Cast
Barack Obama on Check Please! Chicago
Favorite Woman in Power of 2008: Hillary Clinton
Best New Fall TV Shows 2016
Candidates Broke Late-Night Show Appearance Records

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
X