David Letterman returns to TV with Obama interview

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David Letterman's New Netflix Show Has Some Stellar Guests Lined Up

Actor George Clooney, Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, actress Tina Fey, shock jock Howard Stern and rap superstar Jay-Z complete the lineup.

Letterman's interview with Obama will mark the former president's first television talk show appearance since he left office in January past year. 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".

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David Letterman has lined up former president Barack Obama to be his first guest when he returns to a TV talk show later this month. Obama's appearance on the new show marks the former president's first television interview since leaving office past year. Interviews will be supplemented by field segments that aim to quench Letterman's "curiosity and desire to dig deeper on a specific topic related to the iconic guest", according to Netflix. Netflix and the Radical brothers put this show idea together. The new show is set to launch on January 12. "Then I didn't have a show for a long time - and I can't tell you how great it is to be out of the damn house".

The new show will consist of six hour-long episodes built around Letterman's star guests.

David Letterman had said in August that he would be back in 2018 on Netflix. "And that's what this is about for me". Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos told Variety that the company wants to increase its original offerings until they make up half of the service's entire library. "These are people that I admire".

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