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
9 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. betterdays

    He has accomplished at least one goal during this term: he's now on television more often than Oprah.

    October 24, 2012 06:14 am at 6:14 am |
  2. Marie MD

    At least it's not $50,000 a person plate dinner like where the twit dissed the 47% and the Middle East.

    October 24, 2012 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
  3. divaattorney

    That is great that he is going to appear on MTV. He is a president for the people. Unlike Romney, President Obama is not afraid of the media and is continuing to appear on shows.

    October 24, 2012 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  4. Nick

    Ok, he didn't go to 60% of his national security briefings, he didn't beef up embassy security, he watched as our people died and did nothing, it is now known that they knew within hours this was AQ and he lied to the American people for weeks, but he has time for fundraisers, Leno, Letterman, JayZ, and MTV. And you people seriously want him around another 4 years? Get real! One and done!

    October 24, 2012 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  5. Nick

    @DRAKE MALLARD – And who pays for that welfare? The Ameican people using money borrowed from China. Someone has to be the adult in the room and stop kicking the can down the road, and it certainly won't be Obama.

    October 24, 2012 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  6. Guest

    Finally! A platform where Obama can succeed!


    October 24, 2012 07:18 am at 7:18 am |
  7. JD


    You have some serious issues. I hope you don't have young people you influence. People like you explain why some segments of society are doomed to poverty. They have hate for people they don't know, and expectations of failure from "an unjust nation".

    October 24, 2012 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  8. Sue

    At least President Obama is willing to meet people and answer ANY questions they have on whatever topic. Unlike mitty who will only give prepared speeches and rattles off whatever answers he's memorized from handlers. I want an intelligent, aware man in the White House who is willing to listen and learn before he speaks. Not some puppet who has to be briefed before he opens his mouth.

    October 24, 2012 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  9. RobK

    Look who is backing the candidates: Obama – lawyers and Hollywood, Romney – business leaders. Obama's supporters are ruining the country through immorality and excessive lawsuits, while Romney's supporters want America to succeed and provide jobs for people.

    October 24, 2012 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  10. kendra shatel

    he have did what he can to help college students white people on welfare&foodstamps do what romney want u to do get parents to pay for college obama 2012 vote

    October 24, 2012 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  11. Peter

    Oh stop the amnesia.

    George W, Bush was on Saturday Night Live and made appearances on various TV talk shows, too. Presidents have been cross-promoting on mainstream TV shows ever since Nixon said "Sock It To Me!" on Laugh-In.

    October 24, 2012 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  12. Frank

    That picture says it all. A JIVE TURKEY for a president. WHAT A DISGRACE!

    October 24, 2012 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  13. Ed1

    Our rock star at his best go get them what a joke.

    October 24, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  14. Steve

    Yes, I hear he and snoop dog will be partying after the show.

    The one question I have for Obama, How low will he go?

    October 24, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  15. hartford

    president Obama is a good, strong leader for our country and around the world. to bad ugly, small minded people cannot see that. I vote for president Obama 2012. God bless president obama :-]:-]

    October 24, 2012 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  16. d

    Let's hope one of the pre-screened teenagers who are asking these questions will ask why he lied about the terror attack.

    October 24, 2012 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  17. truth hurts

    and yet he hasn't done a press conference on the Benghazi disaster or any interviews with reporters that would press him on his failures. Obama, nothing but a celebrity wanna be. He knows he can't do the job in the Whitehouse so has decided to just play the role like he's in a made for TV movie.

    This country has REAL problems and needs a REAL president. That man is Romney. Obama had his shot for 4 years and has shown he is simply NOT up to the job. Four more years of this incompetent community organizer and the country is screwed.

    October 24, 2012 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  18. abbah r. agor-agalanga

    Somehow i find it difficult to believe in the 21st century there are americans who believe their president should be a snub.

    October 24, 2012 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  19. Rachel

    Notice how Obama is rarely seen on real news programs with journalists. He only appears on Puff Piece programs because he really would prefer not to have to answer hard hitting questions.

    October 24, 2012 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  20. Uncle Phil

    I believe CLINT EASTWOOD hit it right on the button at the RNC the empty chair with no Presidet again was right on. He has been MIA for 4 years and now he wants 4 more.
    Who would you believe CLINT E or SLICK WILLIEE CLINTON. Hey Slick Willie what is a good brand of CIGAR???

    October 24, 2012 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  21. MrBeenThere

    It's funny the people who still hang on to the belief that Mitt is going to be our new savoir.
    Side by side Mitt lies are far more outrageous, not to say President Obama doesn't stretch the true a little.
    Side by side President Obama is a person of the people able to stand next to them and communicate idea's, hopes and dreams. He can speak to and with all generations so why shouldn't he use this skill to his advantage.........
    Mitt can run a board meeting and by running I mean ramrod his idea's down his underling's throats. And yes people because of Mitt's religion and his self worth to him we all are his underling's to be forced and manipulated. And he believes lying to us is for our own good (and his). I don't want a man like this running my country or my life.

    Obama 2012 the Man of the People, for the People, with the People.

    October 24, 2012 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  22. 4agr8usa

    The President is always up for these "Obama friendly" events where he knows the host & audience will be carefully controlled, the questions either lite or pre-approved and the reception warm. Romney had the guts to speak to the NAACP & the AARP and appear on the View, Letterman, GMA & Univision... all outlets where he knew he will be challenged. The President on the other hand doesn't set down for an interview or an appearance without the outcome being known ahead of time. When is he going to speak to the NRA or the Heritage Foundation or even the Chamber of Commerce? When is he going to appear on Fox or do a sit down on the economy with someone from the Wall Street Journal or the National Review? He is great at delivering a canned speech but so was James Earl Jones. Is that all he's got?

    October 24, 2012 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  23. Malory Archer


    Leading from behind.

    We need the peace and prosperity of Romney not some wannabe celebrity.


    Neither peace nor prosperity can be attained by posturing for war, which is exactly what the shape shifter is doing.

    October 24, 2012 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  24. Malory Archer


    Let's hope one of the pre-screened teenagers who are asking these questions will ask why he lied about the terror attack.


    How did he lie about it? He called it a terror attack less than 24 hours after the fact. If you're referring to the anti-Islam film, you're suffering from a serious case of romnesia and are unable to remember that embassies across the ME and Europe were under protest by groups angry about the film. Anyone who paid attention for more than five minutes and doesn't get their news from right wing radio bloviators and various other haters knows that.

    October 24, 2012 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  25. riazzo

    He needs to appear on Life Time Network.
    He would fit right in – Lies, Deceit and Deception.

    October 24, 2012 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
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