"Mad Men" Has a Famous Fan in President Obama

Jon Hamm as Don Draper on "Mad Men" and President Obama
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NEW YORK (CBS) The fourth season of "Mad Men" begins on July 25, and there is one famous face who may be tuning in - President Obama.

The president wrote to creator Matt Weiner to tell him he enjoyed the third season and to congratulate him on his award-winning show.

"He was congratulating me on my and the show's success, and I wanted to say, 'But wait, you're the successful person,'" Weiner told Fox News on Tuesday.

The letter hangs in the hallway outside Weiner's office, according to the report.

This isn't the first time the president has shown his interest in the goings-on at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency. A 2008 profile in the New York Times magazine notes that he had a "Mad Men" DVD sitting on a side table on his campaign plane.

Last week, "Mad Men" received its third Emmy nomination for outstanding drama series (the show took won the award in both 2008 and 2009), along with individual acting nominations for stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks and Robert Morse. The show has also won three Golden Globes for best drama series (2008-2010).

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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