Barack Obama to be first guest on David Letterman’s new show - NY Daily News

01/13/2018

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The longtime late-night host will have former President Barack Obama on the first episode of his new Netflix interview show, "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction," the streaming service announced Friday.

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David Letterman is set to make quite the return to TV — with a first guest of presidential proportions.

It will mark Obama's first TV appearance since he left office in January 2017.

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The series premiere comes five months after Netflix and Letterman unveiled plans for their new show in August.

Letterman is one of many big-name entertainers to provide content for Netflix recently, joining a list that also includes Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Kevin James.

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Other high-profile figures slated to appear on the first season include George Clooney, Tina Fey, JAY-Z, Howard Stern and Malala Yousafzai.

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Letterman, 70, retired in 2015 after hosting the "Late Show" on CBS for over two decades. He spent 33 years overall as a late-night host.

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He appeared on the National Geographic show "Years of Living Dangerously" after his departure from the "Late Show."

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The new series launches on Jan. 12 and will feature hour-long episodes in which Letterman speaks to big-name stars.