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President Obama to Hold Private Screening of '1600 Penn' at White House

January 9, 2013 (1:57 am) GMT
To take place at the White House's family theater, the event will reunite Barack Obama with his former speech writer Jon Lovett, who serves as the co-creator of the NBC comedy show.

NBC's "" will have a very special screening at the White House on Wednesday, January 9. It was announced that President Barack Obama would hold the private screening with the cast and crew of the fictional comedy series revolving around a dysfunctional first family.

To take place at the White House's family theater, the "closed press" event would likely mark Obama's reunion with his former speech writer Jon Lovett. The writer is now serving as the co-creator of the half-hour comedy, which was first sampled behind "" last month.

"1600 Penn", which is named after the White House's address 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, stars as fictional U.S. President Dale Gilchrist and as the First Lady. A preview for the Thursday premiere of the show features co-creator playing first son "Skip" who set fire at his college fraternity house.

"We really wanted to dissect what it meant to be a family in the most extraordinary of circumstances - and what's more extraordinary than being the first family?" Gad said of the upcoming series in a statement last month.

Lovett, meanwhile, shared to reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter press that his experience as the President speech writer helped him in creating the show. "My experience may give us a way to ground this show and these stories about the family," he said.


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