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President Obama is scheduled for 'The Tonight Show' on Wednesday

October 22, 2012|By Patrick Kevin Day
  • President Obama visits Jay Leno and "The Tonight Show" in 2009.
President Obama visits Jay Leno and "The Tonight Show" in 2009. (Paul Drinkwater / NBC )

President Barack Obama is working the late-night circuit hard with just two weeks to go before the election. Last week, he appeared on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and on Wednesday, he'll be chatting it up with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show."

The Oct. 24 appearance will be Obama's third visit to "The Tonight Show" since becoming president and his fifth appearance overall. His last visit with Leno was last October.

Mitt Romney hasn't appeared on "Tonight" since winning his party's nomination for president. He last appeared in March, during the GOP primaries. He's stopped by Leno's show four times.

Obama's last late-night appearance with Jon Stewart last week resulted in a minor controversy when Obama's comments on the Sept. 11 terror attacks in Libya drew criticism from conservatives.

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