Add this to the list of ways the president of the United States woos young voters in an election year: He slow jams the news.
Barack Obama, appearing on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” show, joined the comedy host in a popular feature of his program.
The president, looking in the camera, talked earnestly about student interest rates as The Roots, Fallon’s hip house band, laid down a rhythm.
Then the camera cut to Fallon in the foreground, where he punched up the message in his own way.
“Now is not the time to make school more expensive for our young people,” Obama said. Then Fallon: “Ohhhh yeaahh. You should listen to the president.”
The episode was taped during Obama’s appearance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” has just gotten a lot more time on the cable network.
HBO has renewed the edgy political series for its 11th and 12th seasons. “Real Time” is currently in its 10th season.
The show, —which includes Maher’s opening monologue, round-table discussions with panelists and inteviews with in-studio and satellite guests — is drawing its largest gross audience in three years, averaging 4.1 million viewers per episode.
The Beatles are hitting theaters nationwide.
Recently discovered footage of the Fab Four’s first full-length concert in the United States is the subject of a new documentary, “The Beatles: The Lost Concert.”
Recorded at Washington Coliseum on February 1964 to an overbooked teenage audience of 8,000 screaming fans, the 12-song set included “She Loves You” and “I Saw Her Standing There.” The show came just two days after the group’s landmark appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
The documentary covers the band’s historic arrival in America and includes new interviews with Steven Tyler, Chuck Berry, Mark Ronson, and others.
The film’s world premiere is scheduled at New York’s Ziegfield Theatre on May 6, and will be in 450 theaters nationwide on May 17 and 22.