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President Obama's Favorite TV Shows: 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Homeland,' And 'Modern Family'

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Even the President needs a little down time in front of the TV.

In a new interview with People Magazine, First Lady Michelle Obama gives a look into home life in the White House. As she reveals, when he's not making country-shaping decisions, her husband manages to squeak in some time for acclaimed cable dramas. And whether one agrees with his politics or not, he seems to have an eye for quality television: two of his favorite shows are Showtime's spy mind-trip "Homeland," starring Claire Daines, and "Boardwalk Empire," the Prohibition drama featuring Steve Buscemi.

As for family time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the Obamas also enjoy Emmy-winning shows, including the ABC hit, "Modern Family." With its multi-cultural cast and emphasis on a new kind of loving, nuclear family for the 21st century, that should win points with the base, too.

Of course, Obama has to make sure to at least know a bit about some other shows, too; he made a fundraising trip out in Hollywood back in October, and with frequent gatherings such as the Kennedy Center Awards, he certainly rubs elbows with a whole lot of deep-pocketed stars.

For more, click over to People Magazine.