Obama to appear on MTV
President Barack Obama greets MTV's Sway Calloway during a town hall on October 14, 2010.
October 23rd, 2012
04:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to appear on MTV

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's pop culture push is on.

Obama will participate in a live television program on MTV Friday, the television network said Tuesday, where he will field questions from young voters.

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The president's appearance on MTV will come two days after he sits down with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show," and just over a week after he sat in the sat in the hot seat on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

Obama will field questions from college students in Washington, D.C. and via Facebook, MTV said, in a conversation facilitated by the network's news correspondents.

"MTV's 'ASK OBAMA LIVE: an MTV Interview with the President' marks the first time in this campaign that either President Obama or Governor Romney have focused solely on young voter's top concerns - including jobs, the cost of college, rising student loan debt, social issues like LGBTQ rights, and immigration, to name a few - on a nationally televised program," MTV said in a statement. "MTV has invited Governor Romney to participate in a live, 30 minute special as well, and hopes to also conduct a sit down interview with him in advance of Election Day."


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  1. Lola

    Good luck getting the youth vote. Doesn't he know Halo 4 is being released on Nov. 6 ??

    October 24, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  2. David

    Praise be to Barry. Obama is still in the lead with 40%, Romney 60%.

    October 24, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  3. David

    Obama is counting on his Hoax and Change slogan. "In troubled times, the fearful and naive are always drawn to charismatic radicals."
    Remember Hitler (National Socialism), Karl Marx (Marxist Socialism) and Barry Obama (Progressive Socialism).

    October 24, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  4. David

    I voted for Obama in 2008, but will not make that mistake in 2012. I will vote for a new President who will serve all Americans, not just those who donate to his reelection. Remember at the poll to ask if Obama is really trying to improve the US economy, reduce the debt, and is proud of American's support for liberty and freedom.

    October 24, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Please Mr. Obama stop embarassing this nation and start to present yourself as the president of the United States.
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    Oh puleeeeze!!
    The President has conducted himself like the utmost statesman these past four years. If he wants to crack off a few at the expense of The Puppet we're cool with that. The President can and should find some humor in the fact that this race could even be "this close" based on the fact that his opponent has nothing to offer us but a new lie each day, and some Americans are actually okay with that.
    Obama 2012. Period.

    October 24, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  6. James

    Obama is a joke. He is afraid to go on a real news program and answer questions about Bengazigate. Over a month into this tragedy he still has not answered one question from the press corps. He is trying to run out the clock on the election but unfortunately the stink is starting to get strong.

    October 24, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  7. Eli

    Oh my, gentle Jesus. How does this help our economy, add jobs and fix our debt?

    October 24, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  8. Historian

    To David,

    "Obama is counting on his Hoax and Change slogan. "In troubled times, the fearful and naive are always drawn to charismatic radicals."
    You could say Reagan, "The Great Communicator" fits this to the letter... And of course, it would be equally a stretch.

    To correct you (History PhD here), Hitler was Authoratarian, not what we would now define as socialism. Not to mention, "national socialism" means something else than what you think it does. Marx was not socialist; he just proposed and theorized an economic, materialist historiography – he did not plan policy. It's amazing how many people purported to be against "fear-tactics" blindly conjure "Marx" and "socialism" the boogeyman to stand in for "bad." But I guess it doesn't matter – as you are calling the President "Barry," I can assume other issues are inflecting your thinking...

    Maybe pick up a book sometime rather than repeat things without thinking? Jefferson, among other FF, said this country would be doomed if we stopped thinking. Do the American thing and THINK. It's a shame that so much of political discourse is simply inane (on both sides) and overly dependent on shallow metanarratives.

    October 24, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  9. Jeff Becker

    Lesson # 1: Non partisan political statement here, just some facts.

    * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
    * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
    * New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000

    * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
    * Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

    Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:

    * Annual family income: $21,700
    * Money the family spent: $38,200
    * New debt on the credit card: $16,500
    * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
    * Total budget cuts so far: $385

    October 24, 2012 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
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