Jay Leno and President Obama

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  • Jay Leno and President Obama
    • Audience: wide- original studio audience, TV viewers, fans of Obama and Leno
      • Purpose: to give air time to the President- give an insight on political views and family life
        • Mode: a transcript of a televised pre-recorded interview- filmed in front of a live audience
    • Polite principles used- regular turn taking
    • The presenter adopts an informal and familiar approach that is maintained throughout
      • Obama uses colloquial expressions and humour to converge with the audience
    • Leno is friendly and informal but also formal enough to not overstep the mark with the leader of the country
    • Leno aims for a familiar, relaxed mood and tone,enhanced with a sense of familiarity
    • subject specific terms ' threat stream' which is then developed into extremism 'radical'
      • sudden shift in mood and tone
      • Obama's first person responses suggest shared responsibility and inclustivity
        • Positive adjectives to praise embassy personnel- 'courageous'
      • repetition to underpin the seriousness of the situation
    • American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017
      • American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009


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