What has David Letterman been doing since leaving late night TV?

What has David Letterman been doing since leaving late night TV?

Late night has, by the way, a whole lot of talent in its current, super crowded neighborhood, but there will always be something special about Letterman for those who spent their formative late night years with him, as there was for those prior who did the same with Johnny Carson. "This is how this works". "So I get home and she (Malia) knows I'm pathetic, so she's texted me hearts, and, you know, so we are talking on a regular basis". Obama heads it off at the pass, answering instead with a long riff about the exploding importance of social media in the election process. There's no band. There's no top 10 list. Just two armchairs and two men.

Netflix usually presents its new shows one season at a time, with a dozen or so episodes available immediately, but its latest talk show is being unveiled at the unusual rate of one installment per month. At one point, Obama tries that on Letterman. At that show, Franken often turned the questions around on Letterman, leading to a kind of a back and forth where each person takes a turn at getting interviewed.

But the name Trump is never uttered, despite the fact that the dominant theme in the episode is racism, including, mid-episode, a taped interview between Letterman and U.S. Representative John Lewis, a leader in the civil rights movement, on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. Barack Obama, engaged and engaging as he discusses, in his first such interview since leaving office, life after the presidency. Letterman asked Obama what he thought. First guest, Barack Obama, available for streaming on Friday, Jan. 12, on Netflix. And, by golly, Dave seems to be having the time of his life. "Not just African-American, but all Americans". "It's not due to their race, it's because of the social constructs over the course of 300 to 400 years that made them poor".

"We are operating in completely different information universes [now]". The topic of Letterman's termination was once again broached after Dave introduced Obama.

"All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can re-create a common space on the internet", Obama said. "We create all these barriers and difficulties. The truth is that people opt out themselves because they just don't think anything can happen". They figure, 'My voice doesn't matter, my vote doesn't matter, Washington is broken, rich people are going to make the decisions.' The lesson to draw from Selma has less to do with the particulars of the laws that were changed or were not changed.

Letterman, whose snow-white achievement beard has grown to Biblical proportions, shapes the episode as a love letter to the former President and his family, each member of whom he speaks of with admiration and delight. He fawns over his guest more than he should, he makes awkward jokes about this new-fangled thing called Netflix, and he drives the conversation into a mutual children-appreciation session so that he can enthuse about his son and Obama can enthuse about his daughters.

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