Barack Obama to Appear on HBO's 'The Shop: Uninterrupted'

Barack Obama to appear on HBO's 'The Shop'
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Former President Barack Obama will appear on the latest edition of HBO's sports talk show series The Shop: Uninterrupted, the network said Tuesday.

Obama will appear with series producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter on the Oct. 30 episode of the series, which offers unfiltered conversation and debate with athletes, celebrities and politicians, said the network. 

HBO will make the episode available to non-HBO subscribers from Oct. 31 to Nov. 28  
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“Two years ago, LeBron and Maverick created a unique forum with The Shop" said Nina Rosenstein, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming in a statement. “Their conversation with President Obama is candid, compelling and urgently relevant.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.