David Letterman's New Netflix Show Launches Next Week with Guest Barrack Obama

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The 44th President of the United States is expected to be Letterman's inaugural guest on his new hour-long Netflix series "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction".

Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to give his first post-White House interview in the US next week on David Letterman's new Netflix show. The new show is set to launch on January 12. Netflix will air one episode a month.

The booking is a huge win for Letterman and Netflix since it will be Obama's first television talk show appearance since leaving office.

Episodes will each feature one person who Letterman finds fascinating, with interviews both inside and outside a studio setting. Other guests include actor George Clooney, Nobel Prize-winning Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, rapper Jay-Z, actress Tina Fey and radio personality Howard Stern.

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The former president often appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" when Letterman was the host. The hourlong series will premiere next Friday, and five subsequent episodes will bow monthly through the first half of the year.

Netflix announced the Letterman series in August. He ended a storied 33-year run in late-night TV that began with his 1982-1993 residency on NBC's "Late Night".

Field segments will bring Letterman to locations far and wide, expressing his curiosity and desire to dig deeper on a specific topic related to the iconic guest featured in the episode.

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