Obama will be the first guest on Letterman's new Netflix talk show

Former U.S. President Barack Obama left is the first guest on the new Netflix series My Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman which was released Friday

Obama will be the first guest on Letterman's new Netflix talk show

The onetime Late Show host has launched My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, a new talk show for Netflix that puts the emphasis back on "talk". What the Russians exploited, [was] already here- we are operating in completely different information universes. "If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you listen to NPR", the 44th president said. "There's a well-known senator from New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and one time he was debating one of his less-capable colleagues and the guy got flustered and said, 'Well Senator Moynihan, that's just your opinion, and I have mine.' And Moynihan says, 'Sir, you are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts'".

"In basically ignoring the ever looming current President of the United States on another s**tstorm of a day, the pre-taped result from last fall was primarily a warm, fuzzy, and sauntering up on boring chat between two well-spoken men who obviously like and respect each other and didn't want to cause each other any possible grief", Deadline's Dominic Patten wrote. It was a long-evolving process and you could say it was sped up either by his heart surgery or the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but those are easy markers.

The taped segment between Lewis and Letterman was filmed as the two walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., where Lewis was beaten and arrested during a civil rights march in 1965.

He is comfortable with all the talk-show shorthand: when he mentions that he and Michelle had taken a trip to the British Virgin Islands, a few enthusiastic members of the audiences hoot, and Obama gestures out in a knowing way, gently mocking that enthusiasm. The closest Letterman came to calling out the current president was when he asked Lewis, "Without being just flat-out specific about it, how big a setback is the current administration [to civil rights]?"

"It is a major setback to the hopes, the dreams and aspirations of a people", Lewis, 77, replies.

Also unsafe for democracy, Obama says: political forces that keep trying to suppress rather than broaden voting.

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The former US president, Michelle Obama and their youngest daughter, Sasha, all made the journey with Malia, 19, to Cambridge, Massachusetts for move in-day.

While Letterman obviously isn't a fan of Trump, who appeared on The Late Show several times, the focus isn't him. "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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Ironically, Letterman may talk more politics with some of those guests than he did with Obama. "I have been nothing but lucky". Their discussion, while political, was not so much focused on his successor Donald Trump.

The upcoming episode of "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman" is a first for both persons involved.

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