Obama Will Be Letterman's First Guest On New Netflix Series

Obama Will Be Letterman's First Guest On New Netflix Series

― AFP picLOS ANGELES, Jan 6 ― Late night talk show host David Letterman is returning to television next week with an interview of former USA president Barack Obama, streaming giant Netflix announced yesterday. Letterman left "The Late Show" in May 2015 after almost 22 years on CBS including his 11-year run on NBC hosting "Late Night with David Letterman".

No Introduction marks Letterman's return to showbiz after departing CBS' The Late Show in 2015, and he will conduct interviews both in-studio and on location with figures he finds personally fascinating: George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, Howard Stern, and President Barack Obama.

Netflix has been spending heavily to produce and acquire content as it races to dominate streaming television and beat competition from traditional media and other streaming players such as Hulu and Amazon.com Inc.'s Prime Video.

The first episode of Letterman's new show will be Obama's first televised talk-show interview since leaving the presidency in 2017.

David Letterman had said in August that he would be back in 2018 on Netflix.

It will be the first talk show Letterman has hosted since he stepped down from CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" in May 2015. The six-part series will run a new episode each month and conclude in June.

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