President Obama to Make First Appearance on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show'

The commander-in-chief previously visited Fallon's 'Late Night,' broadcast from UNC.
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President Barack Obama will make his first appearance on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show on Thursday.

The commander-in-chief previously appeared on a special edition of Fallon's Late Night on April 24, 2012, which was broadcast from UNC.

President Obama appeared six times on the Jay Leno-hosted Tonight Show, with his March 19, 2009, appearance marking the first time a sitting president appeared on a late-night talk show. His last visit on Leno's show, just months before Fallon took the Tonight Show reins, was on Oct. 24, 2012.

The POTUS also has made multiple appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, David Letterman's Late Show, Jon Stewart's The Daily Show and The Colbert Report as well as appearing on such daytime shows as Ellen, The View and Live With Kelly and Michael.

First lady Michelle Obama has visited The Tonight Show multiple times and appeared on time-slot rivals Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Show (both versions hosted by Letterman and Stephen Colbert).

President Obama is just the latest political figure to stop by the top-rated Tonight Show, with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders all appearing on the NBC late-night show. Many of the Republican candidates also appeared on Fallon's show before dropping out of the race.

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