The last time Barack Obama visited The Daily Show, the appearance went with very little fanfare. Do not expect that same reception come next week when the President returns on the Jon Stewart-hosted late night program for the sixth time. A big microscrope will be held over everything the man has to say which is perhaps why we want to tune in more than ever before. The questions will presumably include nods at the man’s soft performance in the first Presidential debate as well as next week’s follow-up which will be held on Tuesday night. As always, you can look for the interview online the day after, but judging from the ratings The Daily Show has been getting for the run-up to the year’s big election, I expect a lot of people to watch this one live.
Hit the jump for the president’s previous appearance as well as the press release announcing his upcoming interview.
NEW YORK, October 12, 2012 — President Barack Obama will make his sixth appearance as a guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Thursday, October 18 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, his second since taking office as President of the United States of America. President Obama’s last appearance on “The Daily Show” was on October 27, 2010 when the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series taped a week of shows in Washington, D.C. He has also appeared on October 29, 2008, April 21, 2008, August 22, 2007 and November 7, 2005.
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Jon Stewart and Rory Albanese are the Executive Producers of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” with Steve Bodow, Kahane Cooperman, Jennifer Flanz and Adam Lowitt serving as Co-Executive Producers. Supervising Producers are Tim Carvell, Pam DePace, Tim Greenberg, Hillary Kun and Stuart Miller. Jill Katz is Producer and Executive in Charge of Production. The series’ Head Writer is Carvell and it is directed by Chuck O’Neil.