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Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

Veteran former US talk show host David Letterman will return to television on Jan. 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former US President Barack Obama, Netflix said on Friday. The company’s shares rose as much as 2 percent to a record of $209.72. Called “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman,” the six-episode series will also feature interviews with actor George Clooney, rapper Jay-Z, radio shock jock Howard Stern, comedian Tina Fey and Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace…