Back in 2001, David Manilow sold a show to Chicago's WTTW station called "Check, Please!" The premise was simple: Each show would feature a couple locals who would review an eatery of their choice, then review the choices of the other amateur critics. But Manilow had a problem: He needed one more reviewer. So he called a young state Senator he knew, some guy named Barack Obama.If being President doesn't work out,Barack's got something to fall back on. Via Ezra Klein.