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Do You Like Seeing Politicians on Late Night TV?

Earlier this week CBS announced that President Barack Obama will be on The Late Show With David Letterman on Monday. In fact, the entire broadcast will be devoted to Obama's visit, which is a huge milestone. Obama was a guest several times on the program during his campaign for office, but this is the first time a current president has appeared on the show.

I get why Obama is sitting in Dave's chair, but isn't The Late Show better suited to guests like, oh, Drew Barrymore and George Clooney? Not to mention, President Bill Clinton is set to be Letterman's guest on Tuesday, so we'll have back-to-back policy talk.

Maybe it's just me, but I've always tuned into late night shows for the lighter celebrity stuff. If I want to hear about health care reform, I'll flip to MSNBC. But what's your take on this — do you like watching politicians on late night TV?

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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
I don't mind seeing politicians on late-night talk shows as long as they have a legitimate purpose...not like Rod Blagojdejrjteire or whatever his name his, who was just trying to extend his 15 minutes of fame.
blondie829 blondie829 7 years
depends on the reason for going...with obama, he is going to talk healthcare, so i think that makes sense to reach out to a broader audience. if it's just for the hell of it, then no
peachygirl peachygirl 7 years
I think its an attempt to reach those people who don't watch news channels or read newspapers or know anything about politics. So that they are aware of what is going on in this country.
weffie weffie 7 years
I prefer it if they're on The Daily Show or something more political than a celebrity chat show, but I think it's nice to see a jocular, more human side of politicians too.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
no! i thought that the point of late night programming was to entertain me and i don't think that politicians really do that
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