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Internet sensation Kid President will appear on NBC’s Today Show this morning, Wednesday, Jan. 30, in his national network debut. The interview is expected to air in the 9 o’clock segment.
Kid President, originally a rather modest creation of the Freed-Hardeman University Office of Marketing and University Relations to promote the school’s annual benefit dinner, has exploded into something much larger. A series of episodes urging viewers “to make the world awesome” and to “be a party” have gone viral on YouTube.
The most recent posting, “A Pep Talk,” has been viewed almost three million times (Wednesday morning update: actually, 4.2 million). It is dedicated to Gabbi Cook, two-year old daughter of Matt and Charla Cook (both FHU alumni) who recently had a liver transplant.
Kid President is portrayed by Robbie Novak, a third grader at East Chester Elementary School in Henderson. He is the son of David, a member of the FHU staff, and Laurie Novak and the brother of Kristi Montague, creative director of the FHU Office of Marketing and University Relations. The videos are produced by his brother-in-law Brad Montague, who directs the university’s efforts in social media.
Read the full news release.
The Christian Chronicle originally reported on Kid President in November.
Lester Holt of “Today” is a member of the Manhattan Church of Christ, but he generally anchors on weekends so is not likely to be the one who interviews Kid President.
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