Obama Joins Celebrity Reality Survival Show To Highlight Climate Change

Bear Grylls, star of the hit adventure and survival series Man vs. Wild arrives by helicopter in front of the Sydney Opera House for a press conference in Sydney on March 4, 2011. Grylls was in Sydney to promote two episodes of his show filmed in Australia's Northern Territory and …
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The White House confirms President Obama will appear on the reality wilderness show “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” for an episode highlighting Alaska and the impact of climate change.

Grylls, a famous survivalist and adventurer uses his show to take celebrity guests on survival trips. The show is in its second season and includes celebrities including Kate Winslet, Kate Hudson, Ed Helms, Michelle Rodriguez, Zac Efron, and James Marsden.

“President Obama will become the first U.S. president to receive a crash course in survival techniques from Bear Grylls,” the announcement from NBC reveals, reminding the audience that the show features “one-on-one adventures that test their survival skills and push them to their mental and physical limits”

The episode will run later this year.


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