WASHINGTON Oct 18 U.S. President Barack Obama
will appear next month on "Mythbusters," a television series
that uses science to investigate popular myths.
Obama's Dec. 8 appearance on the Discovery Channel show is
part of a White House effort to highlight the importance of
science education. It is one of several non-traditional media
appearances by the president, who appeared at an MTV town hall
last week and was interviewed on the daytime television talk
show "The View" in July.
Some episodes of "Mythbusters" have looked at questions
like whether Christmas tree lights cause house fires and
whether dirty cars are more fuel-efficient than clean ones. The
show has about 13 million viewers a week and is especially
popular with 9- to 14-year olds, according to the White House.
(Writing by Caren Bohan; Editing by Eric Walsh)
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