Bush 43 to sit down with Leno
November 12th, 2013
05:31 PM ET
9 years ago

Bush 43 to sit down with Leno

Washington (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on November 19, a spokesman for NBC tells CNN.

The former Republican president, who has largely avoided the spotlight since leaving the White House in 2009, will sit down with Leno to discuss his post-White House life.

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This will be the former president’s fourth appearance on the show. It’s his second since leaving the White House.

Bush first appeared on the program on March 6, 2000, when he was the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. He later sat down with Leno on October 30, 2000, days before voters went to the polls in his race against then-Vice President Al Gore.

The last time Bush was on The Tonight Show was on November 18, 2010, during a media blitz to promote his memoir “Decision Points.”

“President Bush is going to be in the area next week so he was happy to accept Jay Leno’s invitation to drop by the show one last time,” Bush spokesman Freddy Ford said. “He is looking forward to congratulating Jay his 20 plus year run hosting the Tonight Show.”

Earlier this year, NBC announced that Leno would be ending his run as Tonight Show host in the spring of 2014.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. tom l

    What a treasure trove for the libs today. 3 Sarah Palin articles for them to say how stupid she is. A Michelle Obama article, an Elizabeth Warren article and a story about how a conservative politician's son died (the comments were pretty interesting there, so much hate it's amazing).

    A banner day for you Data! A banner day, indeed! 🙂

    November 12, 2013 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    OOoo, gash. We don't need this guy.

    November 12, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  3. don in albuquerque

    And just think tom I....you have been one of the hate leaders.

    November 12, 2013 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  4. Thomas

    Lino is no Johnny Carson !

    He never was a good stand up comedian , can't wait till he goes into his garage.

    November 12, 2013 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    Now as to Bush 43, he couldn't help the fact he was too stupid to hide all the damage Reagan did to this country. Unlike Papa Bush, George is not bright enough nor was he good at "covering up" so the whole country was able to see just how unfit the republican party WAS/IS and blamed him for over 30 years of damage caused by Reaganomics – but being on Leno should be a given natural for him.

    November 12, 2013 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Thanks for the warning CNN. I'll avoid that show like the plague!

    November 12, 2013 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  7. Hooper

    A president who's first term was by appointment, who is without question the worst president ever in modern times and here he is in the spotlight again. Anyone else would go into hiding after making such a mess of everything they touched, but not his clown.

    November 12, 2013 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  8. ryche

    Gosh i miss this man.. He may have spent WAY too much money, but atleast he loved America and its people. He was a humanitarian. Not like our current president, who couldn't govern or manage his way out of a paper bag. Bush was a real President. A God fearing kind man indeed.. Miss you Bush.

    November 12, 2013 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |