September 19, 2019

NOW: Obama: ‘Watching TV or reading social media’ not helpful for presidents.

THEN: Presidential television: What are Obama’s favorite shows?

The buzz started last week after the state dinner for the president of France, when President Obama pulled aside the chief executive officer of HBO and asked for a favor.

Some who were there say that Obama tracked him down and asked for copies of “True Detective” and “Game of Thrones,” which is about to start its fourth season and apparently Obama wanted a preview

He may be the leader of the free world, but when it comes to unwinding, President Obama is a lot like us. The president tunes in to tune out and, when he needs his television, step aside.

Later in the week the president tweeted about another one of his favorite shows, which depicts a Washington very different from his own.

That’s different because Lightbringer.

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