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Obama to appear on the "Tonight Show"

 President Barack Obama (L) and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrive in the East Room of the White House in Washington March 16, 2009 to make announcements on helping small business during the economic crisis. REUTERS/Jason Reed - Reuters
President Barack Obama (L) and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrive in the East Room of the White House in Washington March 16, 2009 to make announcements on helping small business during the economic crisis. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will appear on Thursday as a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC television said.

Obama will make an appearance on the late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno while on a visit to Southern California, a spokeswoman for the NBC show said on Monday.

"It is confirmed. He (President Obama) will be on the show on Thursday," she said.

Obama has made several trips out of Washington in the past month to promote his economic strategy.

He appeared on the "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," the top-rated late night show on U.S. television, in October 2007 during his presidential election campaign.

But the TV chat show circuit is a rare stop for U.S. presidents while in office.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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