Barack Obama to be David Letterman's first Netflix guest

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With his new monthly Netflix talk show, David Letterman is returning to the limelight - and bringing former president Barack Obama with him. While David Letterman hasn't hosted his own television show since the Late Show with David Letterman ended in 2015, he hasn't completely avoided the spotlight.

Netflix is billing the series as an "event", with new episodes following an unusual pattern and debuting once a month throughout the upcoming year.

Besides Obama, other guests include George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Tina Fey, Jay-z and Howard Stern.

Since leaving the White House last January, Obama has given but a handful of interviews.

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He is certain to be asked about Donald Trump, even though the former Democratic president has been extremely reticent about his successor.

Instead of the five or seven minute conversation Letterman had on his talk show, the esteemed guest will chat with the seasoned interviewer for an hour discussing a range of topics.

Almost 14 million people watched Letterman's final show on CBS in May 2015. With a name like that, the show would obviously have to pull some big talent to sit across from the long-time late night host, and they did just that by snagging Barack Obama and Jay-Z. "These are people that I admire". Netflix and the Radical brothers put this show idea together.

"Some people will join Netflix to watch that", Sarandos told New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in Los Angeles, according to Yahoo Finance. Recorded in the fall and aired December 27, the former president said that leaders shouldn't use social media to stoke division.

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