US-POLITICS-OBAMAPresident Barack Obama has never shied away from embracing pop culture throughout his presidency. Now, the commander-in-chief is giving reality TV a try, too.

NBC reports that Obama will appear on an upcoming episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," and will tape the segment during his trip to Alaska. The POTUS will reportedly chat with Grylls about his plans to combat climate change -- but also enjoy some survivalist fun, too.

"Obama — the first sitting president to visit the Alaskan Arctic — will get a tutorial in survival techniques and talk about environmental issues as part of the White House's focus on the impact of climate change," according to NBC.com. "The president's trip to Alaska will be full of opportunities to get up close and personal with nature. He's slated to tread on a receding glacier, chat with coastal villagers whose homes are threatened by eroding shorelines and speak with salmon fishermen whose livelihoods are endangered."

Obama arrived in Alaska on Monday, is slated to visit for three days. His episode of "Running Wild" will air on NBC sometime later this year, on a date TBA. (Here's hoping it's as awesome as Kate Winslet's recent appearance.)

[via: NBC]

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