Recently Dave Letterman announced his retirement from his late night show, which has become an institution in American Television. Letterman’s program broke new ground when it first aired on NBC in the 1980s and grew to a point where it literally snatched away Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show’s monopoly on both late night ratings and simply being a “household name.”
Another man with some mid-western roots who knows a thing or two about breaking new ground and turning an obscure name into a household one – is of course our President, Barack Obama. On Monday night the two sat down for a conversation on Dave’s “farewell tour” before he rides off into the sunset on May 20.
The conversation at one point turned to the two men’s retirement plans. Letterman was amazed that the President plans on only taking a month off. Obama looked forward to sitting in on Dave’s Constitutional Law Class. And don’t be surprised if you see the pair in some park playing some Dominoes some day in the not so distant future.
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In another conversation the President had, one with middle school students this week, President Obama gave some more thoughtful and serious minded answers to questions about what he plans to do after the Presidency.
“I’ll be done being president in a couple of years, and I’ll still be a pretty young man, not compared to you guys, but I’ll still be pretty young. And so I’ll go back to doing the kinds of work that I was doing before, just trying to find ways to help people, help young people get educations, and help people get jobs, and try to bring businesses into neighborhoods that don’t have enough businesses. That’s the kind of work that I really love to do.”
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