The Biz: President Barack Obama Reveals His Favorite TV Shows
President Barack Obama
As Election Day approaches, President Barack Obama agreed to share with us his favorite television series and provide insight into some of his other pop-culture habits. Check out Governor Mitt Romney's picks here.
TV Guide Magazine: Mr. President, what is your favorite television show?
Obama: I am a big fan of Homeland and Boardwalk Empire, and I think The Wire is one of the greatest shows of all time — and I confess I am an avid watcher of SportsCenter.
TV Guide Magazine: And the First Lady's favorite?
Obama: Michelle and the girls and I love watching Modern Family.
TV Guide Magazine: What do you all watch as a family?
Obama: When our family gets together to watch TV, we usually watch shows like Modern Family and Parks and Recreation because they give us a good laugh.
TV Guide Magazine: Who is in charge of programming the White House DVR?
Obama: For the most part, we program our own shows on our DVR, but it wasn't always this way. Sasha had to teach Michelle and me how to program it because we didn't know how to do it ourselves.
TV Guide Magazine: Do you or the First Lady have a Netflix or iTunes account?
Obama: We both have iTunes accounts.
TV Guide Magazine: Do you let your daughters, Sasha and Malia, watch the news?
Obama: If Sasha and Malia wanted to watch the news, then that would be fine. They learn about current events at school and sometimes we talk about it at the dinner table.
TV Guide Magazine: What do you and the First Lady watch during your daily workouts?
Obama: We usually watch SportsCenter when we're working out. Michelle also likes watching The Biggest Loser because the contestants inspire her.
TV Guide Magazine: How many movies do you and the First Lady watch in a month?
Obama: We love watching movies together, and the number of movies we watch just depends on the schedule.
TV Guide Magazine: Do you still have a CD collection?
Obama: We have a small collection of CDs at the White House, but a lot of our collection is at home in Chicago.
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