Obama to Appear On Bear Grylls TV show

September 1, 2015

NBC announced that US President Barack Obama will appear on the TV show “Running Wild” in an Alaskan adventure that will air later this year.


Obama will be the first U.S. president to appear on the show, in which British outdoor adventurer Bear Grylls takes celebrities through grueling treks in remote forests and mountains.

NBC made the announcement on the same day Obama began a three-day visit to Alaska that is focused on climate change. The network said Obama and Grylls would meet to observe the effects of climate change on the area.

Actors including Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson are among those who have joined Grylls, a former soldier with the British Special Forces (SAS), on one-on-one expeditions that test their mental and physical endurance skills.