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Letterman's interview series to debut on Netflix

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David Letterman will launch his new Netflix series January 12 with a one-on-one interview with Barack Obama, the former president's first talk show chat since leaving office one year ago.

The monthly program, "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction," will feature an hour-long sit-down with "one extraordinary figure whom Dave finds fascinating," says Netflix.

Future confirmed guests are George Clooney, Tina Fey, Jay-Z, Howard Stern and Pakastani education activist Malala Yousafzai, who was 17 when she became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

Letterman, 70, hasn't worked on television since retiring from CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" in 2015.

The new series "fits exactly what I want to do and it's with people I'm fond of working with," Letterman told Variety last summer. "It's not 10 hours a day, five days a week."

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