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Wednesday April 8, 2009 6:50 pm

What are President Obama’s Favorite Shows?

EntourageCould President Obama’s secret love of HBO have anything to do with the channel’s inaugural coverage?

Thanks to his highly-publicized selections before the NCAA tournament, the country already knows that our POTUS likes to watch a little basketball. But what other programs does he like to follow when he has some free time?

Although he referenced Simon Cowell during his recent appearance on Jay Leno, American Idol apparently doesn’t rank at the top of Obama’s must watch list. According to Politico, the President has a preference for two shows coincidentally on the same pay channel.

“We would talk about all the time,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs revealed. “I remember one time I e-mailed him because [a] call was scheduled for the last 15 minutes of Entourage and I said, ‘Just be late and we can just watch Entourage and still get on and do the call,’” Gibbs added. (On a side note: Jeremy Piven’s character is based on Ari Emanuel, the Chief of Staff’s real-life brother.)

Read More | Politico via Entertainment Weekly

Another HBO fave is , the critically-acclaimed series that wrapped last year. President Obama once expressed a liking for Omar, the show’s gay, drug-dealing character. “That’s not an endorsement. He’s not my favorite person, but he’s a fascinating character,” Obama clarified.

So what about the family-friendly fare? Is there something he can watch with his children aside from ESPN? The answer to that would be and SpongeBob SquarePants.



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