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Barack Obama on Jay Leno show

entertainment Updated: Mar 18, 2009 21:57 IST
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When Barack Obama promised to be ‘The Change We Need’, he sure had every intention to deliver. While most American presidents wouldn’t deign to step out of their Oval Office to address their audience, our man is busy turning heads with his latest announcement!

Ever imagined that the President of the United States of America would choose the country’s most widely followed late night stand-up comedy show to pitch his economic recovery plan? Well, if the show guarantees him an instant connect with 5 million viewers worldwide, Barack Obama has only made a smart, strategic decision by choosing to appear as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

In a career studded with historic firsts, President Obama will be the first sitting president to appear in such an unlikely venue. The unorthodox move goes a long way in reinforcing Obama's habit of speaking past the Washington press corps and reaching out to an audience beyond political junkies. "He's kind of setting a tone that he's not going to be restrained by the rules," observed political commentators in the States. The president, who remains personally popular despite growing questions about his policies, is banking on this chance to appeal to every citizen of America who doesn't already know the intricacies of his budget blueprint and healthcare overhaul plan.

With the world’s most “powerful” conversation slated to take place on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 10 PM on 20th March on Zee Café, this is one episode you do not want to miss!