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Obama asks HBO exec for copies of 'Game of Thrones' and 'True Detective'

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Now we know why President Barack Obama wanted Richard Plepler, the HBO chief executive officer to attend the most recent state dinner at the White House. He wanted to request a favor of the CEO. According to a Chicago Tribune report on Monday, Obama asked Plepler if he could get him copies of “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective.”

Obama, apparently a television fanatic, thought he might do some television watching during the Presidents Day weekend. After all, what else could he do with his down time while First Lady Michelle Obama and his two daughters – Malia and Sasha – were vacationing in Aspen on another skiing vacation.

Obama asked the HBO CEO for the favor during the state dinner that was held at the White House for French President Francois Hollande last week.

Reportedly, “Game of Thrones” hasn’t been shown to the public yet, as it is set to premiere on April 2. “True Detective,” however has had five episodes aired thus far, with three more to go.

We already knew that Pennsylvania Avenue's most famous resident is a "Homeland" fanatic, but that's not the only small screen favorite that sets his pulse racing.

The report does not say if Obama got his request met or not – but one can only assume he got what he wanted.

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