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pWASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 14: U.S. President Barack Obama (C), first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (L) welcome members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House September 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. The U.S. team brought home 104 medals, 46 of them gold medals, from the games in London. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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While President Barack Obama was in Southern California last week, he revealed one of his post-White House hopes: to host the Top 10 list on ESPN's Sportscenter. Obama, who made a major economic speech at DreamWorks, met with many entertainment industry moguls, including Disney's Robert Iger and Alan Horn, Fox's Jim Gianopulos, Sony's Amy Pascal, and CBS' Leslie Moonves.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Obama, a noted sports fan, made his pitch to Iger at the private briefing amid much laughter. Of note: Iger didn't commit to giving Obama the gig. Perhaps he wants to get a look at the president's references.

Jay Busbee



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