We all knew that David Letterman wouldn’t be able to live the quiet life long. Letterman is back with a new talk-show format monthly Netflix series where each episode he interviews a guest that truly needs no introduction. The first episode he interviews the 44th President of The United States, Barrack Obama.
David Letterman talks to Barrack Obama about rising political tensions, the fluidity of facts in the modern world, what life is like after The Presidency, and his life growing up. David Letterman has an amazing ability to humanize anyone he talks to, even someone as abstract from the day-to-day citizen as a former President. He really makes you feel like you know the person and what they’ve been doing. On top of the interview with Obama, he went to Alabama to speak with rep. John Lewis about the famous Edmund Pettus bridge and the early days of the civil rights movement.
Walking the historic bridge with a civil rights hero he interviews Lewis about what it was like being a young black man fighting for equal rights decades before even talking about racism was acceptable. He talks to him about the initial march from Selma to Montgomery by peaceful protestors fighting for voting rights for African Americans in the 60’s, being arrested for fighting for equal rights multiple times, what Obama meant to the civil rights movement, fighting for what you believe in no matter what, and racism in modern America.
The first episode of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” left me speechless. It was powerful, eye-opening, engaging and yet somehow packed to the brim with the Letterman brand of humour you would expect from the legendary host. I rate it 10/10.
Here’s the trailer!