Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will make his debut appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Mon., Sept. 9, 2013 (11:35 a.m.-12:37 a.m. ET/PT), according to a Sept. 5. announcement from the CBS Television Network.
Emanuel will reportedly talk about why Chicago is his kind of town on the late night talk show on which Letterman jokes around with celebrities, pop culture icons and politicians. President Barack Obama and First Lady have also appeared on the Late Show in the past, particularly while running for re-election.
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Long running "Late Show" host David Letterman was honored as a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in Dec. 2012. David Letterman honored at Kennedy Center Honors at White House (photos)
Emanuel was elected the 55th mayor of Chicago in 2011, following the long run of Mayor Daley. Rahm Emanuel elected Mayor of Chicago
A former U.S. representative from Illinois, Emanuel served as White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama following Obama’s election in 2008. He resigned the White House position in 2010 so he could make his successful run for the mayoral election.
Emanuel is featured in the upcoming television documentary “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers,” in which, for the first time ever, all 20 living White House Chiefs of Staff come together to share their previously untold stories. The documentary spans nine presidential administrations and 50 years.
Also featured on the "Late Show" on Mon. night is an interview with actor and comedian Ricky Gervais and a performance by musical guest Janelle Monae.
The "Late Show with David Letterman" is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.