The Most Memorable Moments of President Obama's First Term
Becomes First Sitting President to Appear on 'Tonight Show'
On March 19, 2009, President Obama made a special visit to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
On March 19, 2009, President Obama made a special visit to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. His appearance marked the first time a sitting president has ever been on a late-night talk show. Despite criticism that he was overexposed at the time — he had appeared on 60 Minutes and graced the covers of over a dozen magazines — the President assured the late night host he was able to multi-task, and keep things moving while he visited California.