Sports, Edgier Fare Dominate the White House TiVo

Sports channels are expected; edgier fare may surprise you
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2009 10:15 AM CDT
Sports, Edgier Fare Dominate the White House TiVo
During the campaign, then-candidate Obama would reschedule conference calls if they interfered with his viewings of Entourage.   (AP Photo)

If you judge a man by the channels he turns to, then President Obama is sporty, but with a hip edge. There’s no chance he passed up a replay of Monday's NCAA men’s basketball championship on his flight home from Iraq, sources tell Politico, but Obama is equally likely to clear his schedule for Entourage or the Daily Show.

Obama admitted last year that his favorite character on The Wire was Omar, though he stressed that it was “not an endorsement” of Omar’s criminal ways. On the other end of the spectrum, the president watches Hannah Montana and SpongeBob SquarePants with his daughters. What programming does he usually skip? The news. (More Barack Obama stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.