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David Cameron To Appear On Letterman Show
David Cameron is to become the first sitting British Prime Minister to be on David Letterman's Late Show in New York.
The appearance, due to happen on Wednesday, is part of a visit to Manhattan for the 67th UN General Assembly.
The Prime Minister will use the chat show to "seize on the Olympic legacy" and promote the UK to American tourists and businesses, according to Downing Street.
Letterman's popular programme reaches around three million viewers per night and recently hosted US President Barack Obama.
Tony Blair appeared on it twice after he left office and Boris Johnson has also sat in the host's hot seat.
But Mr Cameron lands in New York today with more than chat shows on his agenda.
His visit comes amid ongoing concern over the violence in Syria.
New UN envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi offered a down-beat assessment of the country in a briefing to the Security Council on Monday.
He said: "Unfortunately, it is a very grim situation.
"There is no disagreement anywhere that the situation is bad and getting worse. It is a threat to the region and to the peace and security in the world."
Foreign Secretary William Hague said the UK would use the summit to convince more countries to spend cash and time trying to solve what the UN has described as a worsening humanitarian crisis.
The Prime Minister will also meet a number of world leaders and co-chair a panel on the UN's Millennium Development Goals - targets to eradicate extreme poverty by 2015 - before addressing the 193-member assembly later in the week.
Mr Obama is due to give his speech to the UN General Assembly later.
He is expected to address the ongoing protests in parts of the Arab world over a crude US-made anti-Islam film, as well as escalating tensions over Iran.
what do you think?
Stay out of it.let's concentrate our resources and finances on getting our once great nation back on its feet again.our problems are HERE
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Cameron should be here doing what he gets paid for - sorting out the mess the countries in not having jollies to New York and going on tv
If you could ask Cameron a question, what would you ask? How can you justify stripping permanently disabled people of their meager benefits whilst you sip champagne with the other toffs? How can you justify the 5 million Underclass in the UK, people living without hope, whilst you and all the other Eaton Mess in the cabinet enrich yourselves? Oh that's right, your a Tory, hatred of the poor and disabled is an inherent part of your belief system. . I'm all alrite jack.
well said Stevie boy
he is getting ready for retirement, the first money making jobs ex prime ministers do is the american curcuit, getting millions for doing lectures and chat shows. they normaly retire first. he cant wait to get his nose in that trough
It would be nice to sort out/look after our own country first. How much foreign aid do we give our to waring countries or countries that denounce us and tell us not to interfere? We are a very pale shadow of a once great and respected nation.
Do you think camoron would make a public appearance on a tv show in the UK? No chance. The man would be booed off stage and he knows it. Vile human being.
well well what will come out of his big mouth this time