President Obama told a group of entertainment executives that his post-presidency dream job would be hosting ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 list,according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Mr. Obama met with the executives -- including Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves and others -- on Nov. 26 at the DreamWorks Animation studio in Glendale, Calif. The president was at the studio during a two-day stop in California to talk about the economy and attend Democratic fundraisers.
During his private meeting with the executives, according to the White House, the president discussed the economy and issues like piracy and intellectual property. At the end of the meeting, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Obama turned to Iger and joked, "At least I know what I want to do when I retire... host ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 list." ESPN is part of the Walt Disney Company.
After the meeting, Mr. Obama delivered a speech at DreamWorks in which he talked about the economic significance of the entertainment industry and warned the industry to take its portrayal of gun violence seriously.