David Letterman returns to TV with Obama interview

David Letterman returns to TV with Obama interview

With his new monthly Netflix talk show, David Letterman is returning to the limelight - and bringing former president Barack Obama with him.

Starting Friday (January 12), Letterman's series will have a new episode air each week on the digital streaming giant. "Jay-Z. #MyNextGuestNeedsNoIntroductionWithDavidLetterman." Actor George Clooney, Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, actress Tina Fey, shock jock Howard Stern and rap superstar Jay-Z complete the lineup.

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

Letterman's new show will be called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

Almost 14 million people watched Letterman's final show on CBS in May 2015.

In addition to conventional interview settings, the late-night host will also conduct filed pieces in far and wide locations, which will be tied to the iconic guest featured in the episode, and it will give Letterman the chance to dig deeper on particular topics. When he lost The Tonight Show to rival Jay Leno, Letterman jumped ship to host The Late Show until 2015 when comedian Stephen Colbert took the reins.

Some celebrities retire and you never hear from them again; recent examples include Sean Connery and Gene Hackman.

The new show is part of Netflix's continuing efforts to produce its own shows.

"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.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will be a much more intimate affair, with Letterman spending each episode talking one-on-one with personally selected guests that he admires.

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