The first family is a "Modern Family"
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December 15th, 2011
02:00 PM ET

The first family is a "Modern Family"

President Obama revealed in an interview with People Magazine that the ABC comedy hit Modern Family is also a hit with the Obama family.

"For the girls and me, Modern Family, that's our favorite show," the President says, adding that he's "a little darker" in his TV habits, listing Boardwalk Empire and Homeland as his must-sees, other than sports.


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  1. george of the jungle

    The president and his family are roll models for lots of people. I like the way he limits TV time and him and his wife work togeather to give the girls chores and keep them out of the spotlight. He came from a very modest background and seems grounded. They are a great example of good family values.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  2. JOHN

    Its my family favorite show too. Its mixture of our whole society

    December 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  3. jerry

    another photo pop and image shaping move...as this guy continues to blow smoke up our....

    December 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
    • Ken

      Jerry, leave Obama, alone. You have a chance to make your own life for yourself and family. It sounds like you dislike anything about him and his family. No matter what you think about this dude and his family some people can sincerely relate to him.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
    • Ed

      Exactly.

      December 15, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
    • SJA

      Drama Queen. If the republican party told you to take a dog turd, put a string through it and hang it around you neck. You probably would. But hey its all about the dram Dahling!

      December 16, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
    • jean2009

      The only one blowing smoke you know where is.....jerry.

      December 17, 2011 at 11:54 am |
    • Lolafalan

      Jerry, it's a story about a family. No need to ruffle your prejudice feathers. Save it for real bigotry! OMG!

      December 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
    • your xwife

      if people knew you for who you really are,they are about 99.99% right about you being a racest. Look what you did to your daughter when she invited black friends over.

      December 24, 2011 at 12:25 am |
    • Alex

      Where were you when the last president was blowing smoke your behind?

      December 26, 2011 at 3:44 am |
  4. Rachel M

    The first family is a traditional nuclear family. One man married to one woman, neither of whom has been married previously, providing a stable upbringing for their two children who were both born in wedlock. How boring.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  5. sara

    Photo opt? He is the President and his family is important to him and us. Lighten up....nothing to hate about. No need to find an enemy...it's inside of YOU.....YOU

    December 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
    • LNB

      right on....

      December 16, 2011 at 2:14 am |
  6. Ed

    What a sweet story. I'm sure many like myself are so interested.

    December 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
  7. Barbara adams

    President Obama doesn't wear his faith on his sleve he lives it and sets the example of family values. It is not those hide behind Christianity and say Lord, Lord, but those who keep the commandments of my Farther who is in Heaven.

    December 15, 2011 at 11:39 pm |
  8. Christopher

    Obama has good taste in TV. lol.

    December 16, 2011 at 12:57 am |
  9. Ruby M. Fletcher

    The President and his family are a adorable family. The U. S. should be proud of his family, I can't see why anyone would critize his family. Especially the Repubicans, they are supposely to have such family values, or is that just a myths? Be Proud of your President and his family. Life is too short to always have something negative to say. Be positive sometimes, it good for YOU!!!

    December 16, 2011 at 1:27 am |
    • Adelaide Sangalang

      I agree with you, he's a very sincere man. Adm him so muchire

      December 16, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
  10. Joey

    He does have a nice family but unfortunately that won't put people back to work or get the country's finances in order.

    December 16, 2011 at 5:54 am |
    • Lolafalan

      Neither will the man with the mistresses or the ones that flips and flops and endorses child labor.

      December 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
  11. Bob S Philadelphia , Pa

    NOBAMA and his waste of skin family needs to go back to Chicago as fast as humanly possible get NOBAMA out while we still have something to save

    December 16, 2011 at 9:29 am |
    • Numyorangay

      No family Bob? Ah, you poor thing. Jealous of an intact family? Ah, you poor thing. Your trailer park get hit by a tornado? Ah, guess you deserved it.

      December 16, 2011 at 9:51 am |
    • Stacy

      Your skin is wasteful. You have no color. You are tanning everyday to become this color. Tour skin is wasting away. So blow away will you.

      December 16, 2011 at 9:59 am |
      • volta

        Stop hating white people. This family deserves to be in the White House just as much as any other person who ran and won . They are a BEAUTIFUL family and I love them. Hatre ,jealousy and racist

        December 16, 2011 at 10:55 am |
    • older than dirt

      Bob your heart is jaded. Your mind is small and you are a racist. Other than that you are fine human being.

      MERRY CHRISTMAS.

      December 16, 2011 at 11:44 am |
    • harrison

      Yeah send him back wo we can get one of the stelar republicans into the white house (sheesh)

      December 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
    • jean2009

      I bet Bob.thinks Newtie is a perfect example of family values...!
      Where was Sobby Bobby when Bush and Cheney sunk the ship of state?

      December 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
    • Lolafalan

      Explain why you feel that way. I'd really like to know.

      December 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm |
    • Trace

      If I found myself in your skin, I would be miserable too!

      What is it like to walk into a room and realize immediately, you are the biggest idiot in the joint?

      December 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  12. sofork

    Yeah, Obama is like Modern Family...a bunch of mixed up nuts.

    December 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  13. GregHaus

    Modern Family is a darn funny show, but I'm a little surprised the President even admits to watching TV. Maybe he's trying to soften his Ivy league elitist image.

    December 22, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  14. Jehrome Olah

    No matter what the Obama admiistration and his family will be critisized ....Very true this family represents Awesome American roots with different culture. Just because the skin texture is of a different color... Wow we are living in 2012 people we have educated and successful African americans... Prime Example Our President, We should be proud.. Ignornance and weak minded people judge all the time.......

    January 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
  15. keith h

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK SIR UR DOING A GREAT JOB YOU HAD TO INDEER A LOT IN FOUR YEARS YOU NEVER GIVE UP MR.PRESDENT YOU AND UR FAMILY STAY STRONG DON'T WORRIE ABOUT IGNORNANCE I LIVE IN POPLAR BLUFF MO.WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE PEOPLE IN THIS TOWN ARE DO NOT NOT LIKE GAYS BLACK PEOPLE ETC.AND THEY ARE POOR PEOPLE HERE THAT ARE ALL GOP MAN HOW COULD BE ANY WAY SIR YOU HAVE OUR VOTES YES LET'S GET IT DONE 2012 OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA YOU HAVE MY VOTE.THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT.

    January 15, 2012 at 2:46 am |