Prepare your calendar, Burbank, President Obama is scheduled to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Aug. 6, ensuring yet another traffic headache for commuters.
The planned appearance, outlined during a White House press briefing on Wednesday, will make it the sixth time Obama has visited the famed NBC lot in Burbank -- the third since becoming president.
For the president’s last appearance on the show in October, Bob Hope Airport was host to Marine One and an extensive motorcade that cut through Burbank to get to the studio lot.
The range of topics discussed by Obama on the show have been wide and varied over the years, from lighter fare like Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles and "The Kardashians,” to the more serious, such as the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Kadafi and political gridlock in Congress.
Obama has been on a national tour promoting a new “grand bargain” that would cut corporate tax rates while also closing loop holes. The extra revenue would then allow more money for public infrastructure projects in an effort to create middle-class jobs.
Republican leaders have panned the proposal. Any money generated by the tax reform, they argue, should be used to further lower tax rates.
L.A. Times staff writer Christi Parsons contributed to this report.
-- Jason Wells, firstname.lastname@example.org