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Obama( Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times )
Campaign soundtrack: John Mayers Waiting on the World to Change, Ben Harpers Better Way
Favorite TV show: HBOs The Wire and Sportscenter
Celebrity entourage: Oprah Winfrey, Sen. Ted Kennedy, Ben Harper, Toni Morrison, Gov. Janet Napolitano (Arizona), Sen. Claire McCaskill (Missouri), Hulk Hogan
On the iPod: I wont let Apple release the new and improved iPod the day after you bought the previous model. (From "Top Ten Campaign Promises" as read by David Letterman on the "Late Show.")
On Hollywood: "I would call upon the video game industry to give parents better information about programs and video games by improving the voluntary rating system we currently have. Broadcasters and video game producers should take it upon themselves to improve this system to include easier to find and easier to understand descriptions of exactly what kind of content is included. But if the industry fails to act, then my administration would." (www.commonsensemedia.org)
Celebrity moment: The candidate opened the Nov. 3 episode of "Saturday Night Live" appearing at a Halloween party hosted by Hillary Rodham Clinton, taking off a Barack Obama mask to reveal himself as the guest. He then got to deliver the signature "Live from New York!" line.
FOR THE RECORD An earlier version incorrectly said Barack Obama wore a Hillary Clinton mask during his appearance on "Saturday Night Live."