Obamas head for "The View", Ann Romney bound for Jay Leno

NEW YORK Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:07pm EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates with first lady Michelle Obama and his daughter Malia (L) after accepting the 2012 U.S Democratic presidential nomination during the final session of Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates with first lady Michelle Obama and his daughter Malia (L) after accepting the 2012 U.S Democratic presidential nomination during the final session of Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will make their first joint appearance on the U.S. daytime talk show "The View" next week, while Ann Romney will chat with comedian Jay Leno in her first late-night interview, networks ABC and NBC said on Thursday.

The September 25 "View" broadcast will mark the first time the Obamas have appeared together on the one-hour show featuring a team of dynamic women, led by Barbara Walters, discussing the hot topics of the day.

ABC said in a statement that the Obamas would talk about their relationship, family life inside the White House and the November 6 presidential elections on the Emmy Award winning show.

On NBC, the wife of Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney will be a guest on Leno's on "The Tonight Show," also on September 25, and give her thoughts on family life and the coming election, the network said in a statement.

TV chat shows have become a popular tool for politicians to show their human side. Obama became the first sitting U.S. President to appear on a late-night talk show when he was a guest on "The Tonight Show" in March 2009.

Since that time, Obama, Romney and their wives have made multiple appearances on the daytime and evening talk show circuits.

(Reporting By Christine Kearney, editing by Jill Serjeant and Gunna Dickson)

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mjp1958 wrote:
I wonder if Ann Romney will talk about how she and Mitt set up foreign bank accoutns to gain huge tax writeoffs? And, about her and Mitt’s pet horse, RAFALCA, that they set up a business for, for tax writeoff purposes?

She could provide an entire tax evasion seminar — following Mitt’s proven methods!

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