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Tuning in to TV: Prime Minister Cameron to appear on ‘Letterman’
His appearance, scheduled for Wednesday, will mark the first time a British prime minister in office will have appeared on the show. Mr. Cameron is in New York to give a speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
He will enter Mr. Letterman’s arena intending to talk up British business, riding the wave of optimism created by the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games. However, the guest appearance is being eyed with a mixture of caution and bravado in the British press.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.-owned Times described Mr. Cameron’s appearance as “a high-risk move,” while the Guardian called the plan “brave, if slightly foolhardy” given Mr. Letterman’s tendency to ask “awkward” questions.
The conservative party leader’s appearance comes after fellow conservative and London Mayor Boris Johnson showed up on the show in June in the run-up to the Summer Olympics. His performance drew laughs when Mr. Letterman asked the famously wild-haired mayor how long he had been responsible for cutting his own hair.
But the British press will want to see if Mr. Letterman probes the prime minister — lightheartedly or not — on such topics as his high-profile relationships with some of the key names involved in the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal.
Earlier this year, Mr. Cameron appeared before the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics and standards to give evidence on his relationship with Mr. Murdoch and his neighbor Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World editor and News Corp.’s U.K. publishing arm News International’s CEO.
'One Day At a Time' star facing pancreatic cancer
In a statement released by CBS, the family said the 68-year-old actress is undergoing treatment and continuing her normal schedule.
Miss Franklin, who lives in Los Angeles, and her family “remain extremely positive” and asked that her privacy be respected.
The petite, red-headed actress starred as single mom Ann Romano in the hit CBS comedy “One Day At a Time,” which aired from 1975 to 1984. Her co-stars included Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli.
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