On the campaign trail with then Presidential hopeful Barack Obama

Susan Cingari  with President Barack ObamaOn the campaign trail with then Presidential hopeful Barack Obama.  Susan Cingari directed this shoot for the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. In this historic interview from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Stewart joked around with Obama saying that many of his “people” retired there. Obama also defined his platform, discussed the economy and talked about the upcoming election.

Barack Obama’s appearance on the US cable channel Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” pulled in the series’ highest ever rating on a Wednesday night.

Obama’s interview, which aired between 11pm and 11.30p (EST) pulled in 3.6 million viewers in the US:  beating the show’s previous high by 600,000 viewers when the Democrat presidential candidate’s wife, Michelle Obama, appeared on October 8th.

This was the first time a topical comedy talk show had averaged more than 3 million viewers.

Catch the interview here:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-october-29-2008/barack-obama.