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as david letterman’s first netflix guest, barack obama warns against the ‘bubble


david letterman seems to be taking the title of his new netflix show very seriously: on the very first episode of my next guest needs no introduction with david letterman, he’s joined by former u.s. president barack obama.the episode has plenty of funny moments, like obama ribbing letterman about his nearly biblical beard. but they cover substantive political topics, too — not just during the onstage interview, but also in letterman’s walk across selma’s famous edmund pettus bridge with congressman john lewis.in fact, letterman seems to be treating the new show as an opportunity to move a little bit away from his usual sardonic style and offer more depth and seriousness. he ended the interview by telling obama, “without a question of a doubt, you are the first president i really and truly






david letterman, barack obama talk retirement, social media, more on new netflix


president barack obama with david letterman, whose interview with the former commander-in-chief is now on netflix. photo credit: netflix / joe pugliese by verne [email protected] @vernejgay updated january 12, 2018 6:20 am print see commentsshare share tweet share emailboth once giants in their respective fields, and now possibly the most famous retirees on the planet, david letterman and president barack obama met face to face in a netflix special that starts streaming friday in which nothing was said about the current white house but plenty about dance moves, kids, retirement, social media and — over one extended segment — the legacy of civil rights leader rep. john lewis. taped late last year before an audience at the main campus of the city college of new york in manhattan, the






david letterman, barack obama talk retirement, social media, more on new netflix


president barack obama with david letterman, whose interview with the former commander-in-chief airs jan. 12, 2018, on netflix. photo credit: netflix / joe pugliese by verne [email protected] @vernejgay updated january 12, 2018 12:01 am print see commentsshare share tweet share emailboth once giants in their respective fields, and now possibly the most famous retirees on the planet, david letterman and president barack obama met face to face in a netflix special that starts streaming friday in which nothing was said about the current white house but plenty about dance moves, kids, retirement, social media and — over one extended segment — the legacy of civil rights leader rep. john lewis. taped late last year before an audience at the main campus of the city college of new york in m






david letterman returns next week with obama as his first netflix guest


the wait is (almost) over.netflix has revealed the premiere date of “my next guest needs no introduction with david letterman,” dave’s official return to the spotlight after retiring from his cbs late-night show in 2015. the six-episode, 60-minute talk show series is set to debut jan. 12, with a new episode released each subsequent month. letterman is pulling out all the stops with a top-tier guest list. former president obama, the show’s inaugural guest, will give his first tv talk show appearance since leaving office.obama is no stranger to talking shop with letterman, having appeared eight times on “the late show” during letterman’s tenure.guests for the rest of the season are george clooney, malala yousafzai, jay-z, tina fey and howard stern. episodes will each feature one person who l






barack obama explains 'dad moves' on david letterman's new netflix talk show


david letterman’s next guest needs no introduction. because it’s barack obama.the inaugural episode of the netflix talk show, “my next guest needs no introduction with david letterman,” features a light chat with the former u.s. president that the streaming service previewed on wednesday.in the clip, the heavily bearded “late show” veteran sits onstage with obama, who recalls his time dancing with daughter sasha and the musician prince, just a few months before the singer’s untimely death in 2016.obama, whose appearance on the talk show will be his first since leaving office, went on to share the secret to his signature “dad moves.”“the key is what we call ‘staying in the pocket,’” said 44. watch the clip above to see what that means.as previously reported, letterman’s upcoming guests incl






david letterman taps barack obama as first guest on netflix show, premiering jan


former late-night talk-show host is hosting a monthly interview series called 'my next guest needs no introduction.' his first guest: barack obama.        






letterman and obama reunite for the debut of the late night king's new netflix s


after a three-year absence, a decidedly more casual version of america’s longest reigning late-night host greeted an ecstatic studio audience with characteristic understatement: “i’m dave letterman. i had a show for a while, then i got fired.”now he has another show, called “my next guest needs no introduction with david letterman.” it debuted friday on netflix, and the special guest who kicked off the premiere was also returning to the public eye.“the stereotype of former presidents is that you’re sitting around your house, waiting for someone to call,” said the 44th president of the u.s., barack obama, in his first talk-show appearance since leaving office a year ago. “[that we’re] lonely …”“no, that’s me,” quipped letterman, who was on air for 33 years before passing the baton to his su






in the #metoo era, why is david letterman returning to the stage?


on friday, david letterman launches his new series, “my next guest needs no introduction,” with his first guest: former president barack obama. during the hour-long netflix show, letterman will yuk it up with the former commander in chief in the first of a reported six-episode run.coming on the high heels of the golden globes’ mourn-in, #me too, time’s up platitude party, letterman’s return to the small screen left me baffled. while letterman is no weinstein, the indiana native’s previous workplace behavior equally merits censure from the sisterhood: he had sex with numerous female “late show” staffers.maybe they won’t remember i confessed under pressureletterman confessed the extramarital affairs to a studio audience—and presumably first to his wife and son—in october 2009. but his mea cu






al franken, david letterman dine together at st. paul deli


afro deli in st. paul welcomed a couple of guests of honor on friday: u.s. sen. al franken, d-minn., and former late-night tv show host david letterman.the eatery, which specializes in casual fusion african, mediterranean and american food, posted a grinning photo of the celebrities with its crew on facebook.“we love when old friends bring new ones,” afro deli said in the post.also on friday, state rep. ilhan omar, dfl-minneapolis, posted a photo of herself with letterman and franken, writing that they taped “a segment for [letterman’s] new netflix documentary.” it’ll be out soon, she added.in august, netflix said letterman would be doing a six-episode interview series next year.






watch as obama explains his dance floor 'dad moves' on letterman'


the former president talks about 'dad moves' on the dance floor in a clip from david letterman's new netflix talk show, which premieres friday.        






david letterman disappointed to have ‘big, wealthy dope’ trump representing the


former “late show” host david letterman on monday told gq he’s “disappointed” that donald trump is representing the united states, adding, “it makes me sick.”“i’m disappointed that this man is representing me and my country. it makes me sick,” letterman told the men’s magazine.despite this, letterman said he has “no reason to regret” having trump on his show. “he was a great guest. he was just a big, wealthy dope who’d come on and we would make fun of his hair. i would refer to him as a slumlord. but now, this goon… i don’t know.”“he’s demonstrated himself to be a man without a core, a man without a soul,” letterman said. “is there a guy in there?”letterman noted he would “love to have 90 minutes with [trump] in a tv studio,” adding he would ask the president, “all right, don: what the fu*






a star is born: david letterman is 70 today


(martha hartnett / los angeles times)i myself get tired. and you have to create the illusion of not doing the same thing night after night after night. david letterman, 1985from the archives: if it's stupid, it must be letterman






bearded michael stipe finds doppelganger in david letterman


new york (ap) — former r.e.m. front man michael stipe has found a doppelganger in david letterman.both the singer and the late night television icon have been sporting bushy beards lately. letterman showed his off in a cover shot for this month’s new york magazine. stipe apparently came across a sign promoting the issue and posted a selfie alongside it on his instagram account .the picture delighted some people on social media who have noticed the similarity in the stars’ new looks. one twitter user has suggested they star in a biopic of zz top, whose guitarists are famous for their long beards.






barack obama prepares for his today programme interview with prince harry


prince harry has interviewed barack obama for his guest edit of bbc radio 4's today programme - with some innovative questioning techniques. in the warm-up to the encounter, the prince warns president obama he will get "the face" if he pauses too long between answers.for his part, the former president asks whether he needs a british accent and offers to turn the tables and interview prince harry. the interview, recorded at this year's invictus games in canada, will be broadcast for prince harry's guest edition of the programme on december 27th.






david letterman's mom was america's mom, a celebrity in her own right


from her indiana kitchen, she became arguably the most beloved mother of late-night television — the expert pie-maker with the trademark apron, warm smile and gentle demeanor that charmed americans each time she came on the screen with her signature greeting, “hi, david!”dorothy mengering wasn’t just comedian david letterman’s mom. she was everyone’s mom.mengering, popularly known as “dave’s mom,” died tuesday at her home in carmel, ind. she was 95. letterman’s publicist, tom keaney, confirmed her death, which took place a day before letterman’s 70th birthday.through her occasional appearances on letterman’s shows, mengering became a celebrity in her own right. it began with a few phone calls, usually around thanksgiving, when mengering would talk to her son — and his viewers — via satelli






obama warns against irresponsible social media use


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionbarack obama opens up about how he felt after donald trump's inaugurationformer us president barack obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in january.he warned that such actions were distorting people's understanding of complex issues, and spreading misinformation. "all of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the internet," he said.mr obama was quizzed by prince harry on bbc radio 4's today programme. prince harry, fifth in line to the throne, is one of several prominent figures who are guest-editing the programme over the christmas period.obama on the extremes of social mediathe former president expressed concern about a future






obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionbarack obama opens up about how he felt after donald trump's inaugurationformer us president barack obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in january.he warned that such actions were distorting people's understanding of complex issues, and spreading misinformation. "all of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the internet," he said.mr obama was quizzed by prince harry on bbc radio 4's today programme. prince harry, fifth in line to the throne, is one of several prominent figures who are guest-editing the programme over the christmas period.obama on the extremes of social mediathe former president expressed concern about a future






barack obama to prince harry: leaders must use care on social media


former president barack obama told prince harry in an interview broadcast wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the world outside.obama did not, however, directly mention his successor, president donald trump, who has made the use of twitter a centerpiece of his presidency."all of us in leadership have to find ways to recreate a common space on the internet," he said. "one of the dangers of the internet is people can have entirely different realities. they can be just cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases."he spoke with harry in the prince's capacity as guest editor of the bbc radio 4 news program. both men said the interview, recorded






barack obama to prince harry: leaders must use care on social media


former president barack obama told prince harry in an interview broadcast wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the world outside.obama did not, however, directly mention his successor, president donald trump, who has made the use of twitter a centerpiece of his presidency."all of us in leadership have to find ways to recreate a common space on the internet," he said. "one of the dangers of the internet is people can have entirely different realities. they can be just cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases."he spoke with harry in the prince's capacity as guest editor of the bbc radio 4 news program. both men said the interview, recorded






david letterman has some thoughts about president trump — and designer shoe ware


that david letterman’s current dream interview would be president trump comes as little surprise. after retiring in may 2015 and seemingly vanishing from the media landscape, letterman’s been benched while others in late-night tv skewer politics like they’re shooting fish in a barrel.“i would just start with a list,” letterman, 69, told new york magazine’s vulture, describing how he’d conduct a sit-down with a guy he used to consider a “late night” punching bag.“‘you did this. you did that. don’t you feel stupid for having done that, don?” after calling trump advisor stephen k. bannon a “white supremacist,” letterman added, “come on, don, we both know you’re lying. now, stop it.’ i think i would be in the position to give him a bit of a scolding and he would have to sit there and take it.






david letterman: 'i would have gone to work on trump'


new york — david letterman says he would have handled president donald trump a bit differently than "tonight show" host jimmy fallon.in a wide-ranging interview with vulture, the retired late night television icon discussed the playful moment when fallon tousled trump's hair during an appearance on his show during the presidential campaign.letterman says fallon got a "fantastic viral clip" out of the moment, but he "would have gone to work on trump." he says, "i think i would be in the position to give him a bit of a scolding and he would have to sit there and take it."letterman says he doesn't watch late night television anymore and has not seen successor stephen colbert's show.letterman retired in 2015 after 33 years as a late night host.






great tv moments with david letterman's mom, dorothy mengering


david letterman's mom, dorothy mengering, died wednesday at age 95 but leaves a lasting legacy as a correspondent on her son’s late-night tv...       






president obama warns against getting ‘cocooned’ in bias via social media


former president barack obama sat down with the uk’s prince harry for an extended and far-ranging interview with the bbc this week, and their conversation touched on social media, the use thereof, and obama’s take on what the current state of social media means for human discourse.the full interview covers a lot of ground, but the breakouts regarding social media include an admonition against those “in leadership” using it in ways that prevent establishing “a common space on the internet,” which seems an oblique reference to donald trump and his use of twitter, which is often divisive, and seemingly intentionally so.“one of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities,” obama told the prince, according to the bbc. “they can be cocooned in information tha






david letterman replaces neil young at rock hall show


new york — david letterman will replace an ailing neil young as the person inducting pearl jam into the rock & roll hall of fame on friday.according to a statement from the hall, young "is regrettably no longer able to induct pearl jam" due to illness and is "thrilled" that former tv talk-show host letterman will substitute. pearl jam made its "late show with david letterman" debut in 1996 with a version of "hail, hail."in addition to pearl jam, the new rock class incudes the late rapper tupac shakur, elo, journey, nile rodgers, joan baez and yes. the ceremony will be held at the barclays center in brooklyn.the hall of fame is located in cleveland.






david letterman shreds donald trump


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);david letterman would’ve dealt with donald trump a bit differently than jimmy fallon did.the legendary late night talk host recently had a lot to say to vulture.“i’m afraid something has happened to me hormonally,” he said. “i can’t stop talking.”especially about trump, who letterman had on his show a number of times over the years. in 2012, letterman famously put trump on the spot by pointing out much of trump’s clothing line was made in china, the very same country trump complained was about to pass the united states as a world economic leader.letterman said he tried staying away from politics in his early years. then jon stewart came along and changed everything.“he made it so that not doing political stuff got to be the elephant in the roo






david letterman is tired of all the trump ‘whining’ and calls for action


facebook, u.s. news‘put him in a home’: david letterman is tired of all the trump ‘whining’ and calls for actiontravis gettys11 jul 2017 at 10:48 etdavid letterman is tired of being “victimized” by president donald trump and wants him removed from office.“we know there’s something wrong, but what i’m tired of is people, daily, nightly, on all the cable news shows telling us there’s something wrong,” letterman said monday, during an interview with the associated press.“i just think we ought to direct our resources and our energies to doing something about it,” said the retired tv talk show host. “and other people have made this point: if the guy was running dairy queen, he’d be gone. this guy couldn’t work at the gap. so why do we have to be victimized by his fecklessness, his ignorance?”he






the latest: comedians roast letterman's retirement beard


washington — the latest on david letterman receiving the prestigious mark twain prize for american humor (all times local):8:30 p.m.comedians steve martin and martin short are roasting david letterman before he receives a prestigious award for his comedy career at washington's kennedy center.their tribute to letterman started with steve martin playing a grand piano while short sat on top.the two took gleeful shots at letterman's bushy white retirement beard.martin said: "dave has always had excellent instincts. what better time that now to choose to look like a confederate war general."the 70-year-old letterman is being honored with the mark twain prize for american humor after 33 years on late-night tv, hosting long-running shows on nbc and then on cbs.___8 p.m.david letterman is recallin






david letterman is tired of all the trump ‘whining’ and calls for action


david letterman is tired of being “victimized” by president donald trump and wants him removed from office.“we know there’s something wrong, but what i’m tired of is people, daily, nightly, on all the cable news shows telling us there’s something wrong,” letterman said monday, during an interview with the associated press.“i just think we ought to direct our resources and our energies to doing something about it,” said the retired tv talk show host. “and other people have made this point: if the guy was running dairy queen, he’d be gone. this guy couldn’t work at the gap. so why do we have to be victimized by his fecklessness, his ignorance?”he told the ap he feels bad for trump voters, who he believes were duped by promises to address their very real concerns — which will need a genuine p






david letterman to fill in for ailing neil young


new york (ap) — david letterman will replace an ailing neil young as the person inducting pearl jam into the rock & roll hall of fame on friday.former late-night talk show host david letterman, 2016. (ap photo/pablo martinez monsivais, file) according to a statement from the hall, young “is regrettably no longer able to induct pearl jam” due to illness and is “thrilled” that former tv talk-show host letterman will substitute. pearl jam made its “late show with david letterman” debut in 1996 with a version of “hail, hail.”the nature of young’s illness wasn’t disclosed. the 71-year-old musician lives off skyline boulevard above woodside, calif.in addition to pearl jam, the new rock class incudes the late rapper tupac shakur, elo, journey, nile rodgers, joan baez and yes. the ceremony will be






david letterman gets his due in “the last giant of late night”


"there is an argument in the book that [david] letterman is not just a talk show host or a comedian but a major artist who deserves to be remembered, whose work many others are building upon.” -- jason zinoman, author of "the last giant of late night"






david letterman to fill in for neil young at pearl jam’s rock & roll hall of fam


the former 'late show' host will induct pearl jam into the rock & roll hall of fame on friday in new york.david letterman is replacing neil young to induct pearl jam into the rock & roll hall of fame.on wednesday, the rock & roll hall of fame posted a statement on facebook: “due to illness, neil young is regrettably no longer able to induct pearl jam at this year’s induction ceremony. the rock and roll hall of fame is thrilled that david letterman has agreed to induct the band this friday night at the 32nd annual induction ceremony. we’re wishing neil a speedy recovery.”young is a musical influence for pearl jam and even mentored the band members earlier in their careers.why former talk-show host david letterman and not another musician? pearl jam was a regular on the “late show” when lett






dorothy mengering, david letterman's mother and 'late show' guest, dead at 95


david letterman's mother, dorothy mengering, died on tuesday. she was 95.mengering made regular guest appearances on the “late show” when her son was the host, often from her indiana home while baking in the kitchen for a popular holiday segment called “guess mom’s pies.”her passing was confirmed via twitter by barbara gaines, an executive producer on the cbs talk show whose connection to letterman dates back to 1980.also read:j. geils band founder dies at 71so sorry to hear about dave's mom dorothy. she was 95! definitely went the distance.— barbara gaines (@barbara_gaines1) april 12, 2017current cbs late-night host stephen colbert also offered his sympathy at the sad news, writing: “i’m so sorry to hear of dorothy mengering’s death, and so grateful that dave shared her with us.”i'm so so






watch david letterman and al franken fight climate change for funny or die


senator al franken and david letterman have teamed up to raise awareness about climate change with humor.        






trump is america's first social media president. that's not a good thing


barack obama was often styled as “the first social media president.” but this gave him too much credit. obama was not a “social media president” so much as a president whose meteoric rise coincided roughly with that of social media’s. the obama machine’s use of social media was purely a political matter—much like franklin roosevelt’s fireside chats or john f. kennedy’s deft use of television. you do what you can with what you have.it is to donald trump, really, that the sobriquet truly belongs. donald trump doesn’t use social media as barack obama did: wielding it as a kind of tepid and uninspired extension of the office of the press secretary. instead, he uses it like many average users do: as an aggressive and belligerent extension of his own fragile ego. a fellow like donald trump was m






david letterman to get mark twain prize, nation's top comedy honor


top comedy kudos for letterman, the late-night host who made audiences laugh and squirm.        






david letterman's mom, who became an unlikely star, dies at 95


david letterman's mother dorothy mengering, a midwestern homemaker who became an unlikely celebrity in her 70s as she baked mystery pies and covered the olympics for her son's late-night show, has died. she was 95.letterman's publicist tom keaney confirmed mengering's death tuesday for the associated press.letterman had been on the air for years, and had made ironic celebrities out of dozens of nobodies, before he thought to bring on his mom.but the moment he did, she became a hit, with a cheerful "hi, david!" in her indiana accent starting every appearance.the two had great on-air chemistry, her homespun sincerity proving the perfect foil for her son's urban acerbity.her first appearances came via satellite from her carmel, ind., kitchen for a segment called "guess mom's pies," which beca






experts see donald trump, bill de blasio similarities


at his only news conference as president-elect, donald trump told a cnn correspondent, “i’m not going to give you a question. you’re fake news.” mayor bill de blasio at a contentious october news conference told a new york post reporter, “you can keep calling all you want. i’m calling on real media outlets.”most popularthe parallels in attitude toward the news media were familiar to prominent new york city political consultants who have worked with both men or closely observed their careers in the city over the years.trump and de blasio are on opposite ends of the political spectrum. but both men interact with the news media — and handle calls for more disclosure of their finances, fundraising or professional relationships — in remarkably similar ways, the experts said.“the mayor will stan