The President Is Heading to Reality TV

Obama to appear on Bear Grylls' show
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2015 11:47 AM CDT
The President Is Heading to Reality TV
Adventurer Bear Grylls poses for photographers before signing copies of his new book at a department store in London on June 4, 2015.   (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Bear Grylls' latest show, NBC's Running Wild With Bear Grylls, involves the survival expert taking celebrities on wilderness adventures—and he's lined up quite the celebrity for the show's second season. President Obama will go on an Alaskan trek with Grylls, former host of Discovery's Man vs. Wild, for a special episode of the show airing later this year, NBC announced today. Why? The episode "will highlight the effects of climate change in that area," USA Today explains. (It's not Obama's first foray into nontraditional media.)

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