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April 25 2012 3:26 PM

Obama and Jimmy Fallon Slow Jam the News on Late Night

President Obama on Jimmy Fallon: slow jamming the news, and pushing for fair education costs for students. But will it work in November? US President Barack Obama Speaks at CU Boulder, Colorado.


This week, most college kids are probably focusing on finals, but President Obama is focusing on them.

The president stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s taping at the University of North Carolina this week to do everything from joke about his White House “rental,” to “slow jam the news” with the help of Fallon and the Roots—all to wild applause from the student audience.


The visit reflected the president’s focus on young people this week in hopes they will help him get re-elected. He’ll need their help—in 2008 Obama polled more than 30 points ahead of his opponent among young voters, and now that spread is down to just 17.

Fallon, who at the beginning of the interview with Obama jokingly asked if the president was nervous, got to ask about some serious topics, including the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Washington. Obama used the interview to further press for help in education costs—noting he and first lady Michele Obama paid off their student loans only eight years ago.

Video produced by Paca Thomas.

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.


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