[Ed. – Yes, while POTUS. Even Nixon’s pathbreaking appearance on Laugh-In occurred before he was POTUS (in 1968, when he was still a candidate). The venue will be dicey for Obama, who has trouble with comparisons between his granola-fed approach to the great outdoors, and the pushy-pecced persona affected by Vladimir Putin.]
The White House confirms President Obama will appear on the reality wilderness show “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” for an episode highlighting Alaska and the impact of climate change.
Grylls, a famous survivalist and adventurer uses his show to take celebrity guests on survival trips. The show is in its second season and includes celebrities including Kate Winslet, Kate Hudson, Ed Helms, Michelle Rodriguez, Zac Efron, and James Marsden.
“President Obama will become the first U.S. president to receive a crash course in survival techniques from Bear Grylls,” the announcement from NBC reveals…