Terry Morrow: Obama and Romney agree on 'Modern Family'

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama differ on most of their favorite TV shows, too.

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama differ on most of their favorite TV shows, too.

Issues aside, would you rather have the leader of the free world be a fan of "NCIS" or "Modern Family"?

When it comes to their personal viewing habits, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama don't agree on much. Just for fun — and since it's the day before the election — here's a rundown on what the two are saying about their favorite pop culture touchstones:

* Television

Obama: "Modern Family" (ABC), "Homeland" (Showtime) and "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO).

Romney: "30 Rock" (NBC), "Friday Night Lights" (NBC), "NCIS" (CBS), "Modern Family."

* Movies

Obama: "The Godfather" (and "The Godfather II." "The Godfather III"? Not so much.) He also told the National Review he enjoyed "Casablanca," "Lawrence of Arabia" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

Romney: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

* Songs

Obama: "Ready or Not," Fugees; "What's Going On," Marvin Gaye; "I'm On Fire," Bruce Springsteen; "Gimme Shelter," Rolling Stones; "Sinnerman," Nina Simone; "Touch the Sky," Kanye West; "You'd Be So Easy to Love," Frank Sinatra; "Think," Aretha Franklin; "City of Blinding Lights," U2; "Yes We Can," will.i.am.

Romney: "I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow," The Soggy Bottom Boys; "Read My Mind," The Killers; "December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)," Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons; "Ring of Fire," Johnny Cash; "Somebody Told Me,"The Killers; "The MTA (The Boston Subway Song)," The Kingston Trio; "Good Vibrations," The Beach Boys; "Desperado (Live)," Clint Black; "Crying," Roy Orbison; "Only You (Long Version)," Commodores; "Runaway," Del Shannon; "It's Your Love," Tim McGraw.

Terry Morrow may be reached at 865-342-6445 or morrowt@knoxville.com.

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Comments » 1

whizkidtn writes:

What total tripe!

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