Lifestyles & Trends: Obama As Pop Culture Icon? The current issue of Entertainment Weekly announces on the cover that "Obama Is Changing Pop Culture Forever." Newsweek correspondent and News & Notes co-host, Allison Samuels, sat down with Sean Smith, the Los Angeles Bureau Chief of Entertainment Weekly, for a conversation about how he thinks this change is coming.
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Lifestyles & Trends: Obama As Pop Culture Icon?

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Lifestyles & Trends: Obama As Pop Culture Icon?

Lifestyles & Trends: Obama As Pop Culture Icon?

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Fans wearing US President Barack Obama's portrait and holding a sign reading 'Barack to the future' attend the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 22, 2009. TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images/Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The current issue of Entertainment Weekly announces on the cover that "Obama Is Changing Pop Culture Forever." Newsweek correspondent and News & Notes co-host, Allison Samuels, sat down with Sean Smith, the Los Angeles Bureau Chief of Entertainment Weekly, for a conversation about how he thinks this change is coming.