Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jimmy Carter, talk show superstar

84-year-old former president Jimmy Carter has turned into quite the reliably entertaining talk show guest. On "The Daily Show," the ex-prez told an amusing and self-deprecating anecdote about his status as the least important living president, and seemed delighted to receive a couple of new bicycles from the show (to replace the bikes that were stolen from the Carter Center earlier this year). And now "The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos" is previewing its interview with Carter by sending out a funny clip about the time gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson intentionally started a fire outside of Carter's hotel room in an effort to meet with the former president. "The Hour"'s Carter chat will air tomorrow night at 11 PM.

In addition, Thursday's "The Hour" will feature an interview with spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle. Oprah fans will recall that she was gaga about Tolle's A New Earth, choosing it as a Book Club selection.

Not in Canada? Catch up after the show on "The Hour"'s video page.