This element of chance, serendipity, I wonder if you feel that? "I think what we missed was the degree to which people who are in power, can in fact manipulate that and propagandize".
The comments were the closest Obama came to addressing American politics during a almost hour-long sitdown with Letterman, which occurred in the fall of 2017.
Unfortunately, if you were hoping for such a thing, there was no discussion of Donald Trump, directly, between Letterman and Obama.
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The former USA president, Michelle Obama and their youngest daughter, Sasha, all made the journey with Malia, 19, to Cambridge, Massachusetts for move in-day. "So that'll make you kind of serious". While Michelle was busy "scouring the bathroom", Sasha, 16, folded clothes and helped Malia, 19, make her bed. "And they're trying stuff that they can't really pull off.they start doing karate kicks and all that stuff". Paul Shaffer has added some appropriately jazzy riffs (there's no band, of course, the only constants in the first two episodes, which took place in NY and Los Angeles, being the two leather chairs plopped down on sparse, massive stages inside lovely theaters; the airy feel and cinematic look of these Netflix shows are in stark contrast to his network show).
In contrast to Letterman's previous 22 years of hosting comedy-centric, late-night shows (NBC's "Late Night" and CBS's "The Late Show"), the first episode of his Netflix series features a more thoughtful and laid-back approach to the talk-show genre.
The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman said the interview was "not groundbreaking" and added that it was a "big disappointment" not to get juicy Obama remarks about Trump. "There you go", he says. "And I'm telling you, I loved it." he told her father.
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The Obama interview is interspersed with clips of Letterman's on-location visit to Selma, where he and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis talked about the 1965 Bloody Sunday march, during which a then-25-year-old Lewis was beaten and had his skull fractured when he and other demonstrators tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge on their way to Montgomery. "Not just African Americans, but all Americans. because I think what has happened in America today is a threat not just to our own country, but to the planet". The program marks Letterman's return to the talk-show format and to series television, a journey he began in 1980 with his brief but brilliant daytime talk show, NBC's The David Letterman Show.
"We're the only advanced democracy that deliberately discourages people from voting", he said. The show was attended by about 500 A-list family and friends of the former president and then first lady Michelle Obama.
"I was basically useless". But technology allows him to stay in regular contact. "And I'm sitting there and I'm just toiling away at this thing and it's taken half an hour".
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